Healthy dinner

We are approaching the magical time of year when I start to realize that the pool will be opening in less than 2 months and that it is time to stop hibernating and eating homemade onion rings and try to get in a few more healthy veggies and drop a couple of pounds.  This salad is a great option.  My husband even commented that he really likes this salad (in spite of the fact that it isn’t a salad with bacon or cheese!)  And it only takes a few minutes to put together.

Chicken Fajita Salad

Chicken

  • 3/4 lb skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 TB Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 tsp olive oil

Sprinkle Cajun Seasoning on both sides of chicken and brush with olive oil.  Grill outside or in or sear in a nonstick pan until done.

Salad Dressing

  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 TB lime juice
  • 1 TB balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.  Place dressing in a jar and refrigerate until ready to use.  This can easily be done the night before to expedite weeknight dinner preparation.

Salad

  • Salad Greens, washed and dried
  • 1 Red Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Yellow Pepper, sliced
  • 1 Tomato, chopped
  • 1 Avocado, sliiced

Toss greens, peppers and tomato, chopping.  Add salad dressing and toss to combine.  Serve salad and top each plate with sliced grilled chicken and sliced avocado.

Chicken Fajita salad

Chicken Fajita salad

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About emenuplan
I love to cook and love to eat. I work full time and have a family so managing good meals during the week requires organization. I'm hoping to share my weekly menu plans and recipes to make things a little easier for those who want to follow along.

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