This week – LUMBERJACK SALAD (p. 57) [also Roasted Chicken Breast (p. 149); Homemade Pita Chips (p. 150); and Caesar Dressing (p. 156)]
Full disclosure – I chose this recipe because I had some left over sliced turkey that I needed to use up. Plus, I’ve always wanted to make my own pita chips!
- Romaine lettuce
- Cherry tomatoes
- White mushroom caps
- Chicken Breast
- Sliced turkey
- Pita bread
- Montreal Steak spice
- Mozarella cheese
- Parmesan cheese
- Red wine vinegar
- Lemon juice
- Dijon mustard
Difficulty Level –
Every salad in this book has at least 2 (usually more) recipes within one – you have the main salad bowl, the meat and the dressing. I actually love that it’s divided that way because I can prep things at my own pace (sometimes even the day before…). Difficulty level for this one is a ZERO, straight forward and simple (and kinda fun!). Plus, we all know how much I love leftovers, it makes me feel as though my “hard work” continues to pay off during the week… This recipe was no exception – the roasted chicken breast recipe is enough for 6 salads, the salad dressing recipes yield about 2 cups each and, in this case, there was lots left over from the pita chips recipe.
Things I Googled While Making this Recipe –
- Difference between scallions and green onions? They’re the same! Different stores just use different names because apparently keeping things consistent would not be fun…
Alterations to Recipe –
- I’ve tried (repeatedly) to like mushrooms but I just don’t – so I omitted the white mushroom caps.
- I didn’t have any pork bacon on hand so I used turkey bacon instead.
Delicious! When I was putting this salad together, I honestly kept thinking of the saying “everything and the kitchen sink!”… It felt like I just kept adding meats and veggies together. Somehow, it all works!
Would I make this salad again? Absolutely. Would I make the caesar dressing again? Meh… It was good and paired well with the other ingredients but it was certainly not better than the store bought caesar dressings that I usually get from Costco so not sure it was worth the time (although you can whip it up in under 2 minutes).