Sunday, October 14, 2012

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado, and Goat Cheese

I've been enjoying finding some new, healthy recipes to try recently. One recipe that I came across was for Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado, and Goat Cheese by Recipe Girl.

I adapted the recipe to fit what I knew everyone would eat. So, instead of spinach I used lettuce; and instead of goat cheese I used feta cheese.

Also, I thought that I had the ingredients for the dressing on hand. However, for each of the dressing ingredients I had to make a slight modification. The changes are noted in parenthesis.

My version of the salad recipe I saw included
lettuce with chicken, avocado, and feta cheese
along with other fresh vegetables and pine nuts.

The salad - with all the changes - was delicious and one that I definitely will be making again.

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

SALAD:

8 cups chopped spinach (I used lettuce)
1 cup halved cherry or pear tomatoes
1/2 cup corn (frozen, canned, or cut off the cob)
1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 large avocado, sliced
1/3 cup crumbled goat or feta cheese (I used feta cheese)
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

DRESSING:

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar (I used rice wine vinegar)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (I used vegetable oil)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (I used stone-ground mustard)
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

Place spinach in a large salad bowl. Add remaining salad ingredients.

In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over the salad and toss (a little at a time... as much dressing as you desire).

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Natural Living Mamma

5 comments:

crunchyfarmbaby said...

Mmmm I love goat cheese on anything! :) Thanks for linking up to Snacktime Saturday!!

Natasha Dythia said...

I love anything with avocado mmmmYUM!

Elisebet Freeburg said...

Looks delicious! I love both goat's and feta cheese.

Cynthia L. said...

This salad sound really good. I love feta on most anything. Thanks for sharing.

Regina Sullivan said...

That looks great!