Spicy Chicken Salad

Salad season is in full swing. Really, when is it not? 🙂 Still, with the dry, warm weather, I am craving salads like no other! Last night we threw together a spicy chicken salad from veggies we had on hand, and pre-grilled spicy chicken.

Spicy Chicken Salad

  • 1 bag butter lettuce (it’s one of my fave lettuces ever)
  • 2 cups halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 diced white onion
  • 3 avocados, diced
  • Pepperoncinis (how every many you prefer)
  • Spicy grilled chicken, cut into pieces
  • Black olives (added to my salad only, hubs says NO to olives)
  • Cholula or hot sauce of choice
  • Kosher salt/pepp

Combine all ingredients and toss, then sprinkle hot sauce for a little kick 🙂

Without olives (for my hubs):DSC_0928With olives (for me):DSC_0933

Cabbage Salad

I’ve been working late, and have had meetings after work-so by the time I get home I throw together whatever random concoction I can from what I have on hand (this is why I try to ensure at the start of every week, I have on-hand, things that I can use or be creative with, that are easy and quick). I got home last night around 7 and was craving a salad so much, but no lettuce. I did have shredded cabbage though, so I thought, well, let’s make a cabbage salad!

Cabbage Salad

  • 1/2 bag shredded cabbage
  • 1 apple
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 red onion
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt/pepp

I poured the cabbage in the bowl, cut 2 avocados (they add the best creaminess to salads, and a healthy fat!), diced 1 apple, and loosely chopped the red onion. Then I drizzled olive oil and sprinkled with kosher salt and pepper. It was fabulous! I love cabbage. I also love spicy red onion with sweet red apple.

Lessons learned here: things you wouldn’t normally throw together can actually be really tasty, thrown together 🙂 Yay for random simplicity!Cabbage SaladCabbage Salad 2

Avocado Smash and Lemon Parsley Eggs

Last night, I found myself in the kitchen from 5:50 when I got home from work, until 9pm  I am having to force myself to make the time to do this, because it makes me happy, and fuels my health and well-being. I’m realizing, it also does wonders for my mental health. I’ve been playing around with different filters on our camera too-so fun!

Anyway, I ended up with a fabulous dinner: Steamed cauliflower, Tomato Olive Avocado Smash and Lemon Parsley Eggs!

Tomato Olive Avocado Smash

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 small can of sliced black olives
  • Kosher salt/pepp
  • Garlic powder
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • Drizzle of olive oil

Mix. Ha.DSCN0104DSCN0128

Lemon Parsley Eggs

  • 2 eggs (or however many you want)
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Dried parsley

I broke two eggs in a small saute pan, and let them cook over medium heat with a loose lid over top. When they were getting close to being done, I squeezed fresh lemon juice in the pan. HOLY SHMOLY. So good. I will be adding lemon to eggs more often for sure. Then I plated them and sprinkled parsley on top.DSCN0134

Simple, healthy, flavorful and filling!