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Spring salad with chicken

This spring salad with chicken is a healthy and delicious option to enjoy at any time of the year. It is low in calories, high in proteins, vitamins and essential minerals. Plus, you can customize it with your favorite dressings and sauces to suit your tastes.


Spring salad with chicken

Spring salad with chicken

This spring salad with chicken is a healthy and delicious option for a light lunch or a fresh dinner on hot days. It is easy to prepare and you can adapt it to your personal tastes. In addition, it is full of essential nutrients and antioxidants for a balanced diet.

Curse Recipekitchen SaladsDifficulty Easy
Amount

4

Portions
Preparation

19

minute
Cooking time

0

minutes
Calories

300

kcal

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cups Fresh lettuce, chopped

  • 1 Und Cooked chicken breasts cut into cubes

  • 2 Und Large tomatoes, cut into cubes

  • 1/2 Cup Cup of shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1/2 Cup Cup of red onion cut into thin slices

  • For the dressing
  • 1/4 Cup oliva oil

  • 2 tablespoons Apple vinager

  • 1 Tablespoon honey

  • 1 Pinch Salt and pepper to taste

  • For the sauce (Optional)
  • 1/2 Cup Yogur griego

  • 1/4 Cup Mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1/4 Cup Chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 Pinch Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix the lettuce, chicken, tomato, cheese and red onion.
  • In another small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper until well combined. Pour the mixture over the salad and mix well.
  • To make the sauce, in a small bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, garlic powder, chopped fresh cilantro, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  • Serve the salad on individual plates and add the sauce on top or serve it in a separate bowl.

Tips

  • The chicken must be cooked, fried or grilled.
Spring salad with chicken
Spring salad with chicken

Practical tips for preparing spring salad with chicken

  • You can add other seasonal ingredients such as asparagus, carrots or avocado to give the salad more color and flavor.
  • For a vegetarian option, you can replace the chicken with tofu or chickpeas.
  • If you like spicier toppings, you can add chopped jalapeño peppers to the sauce.
  • If you don't have Greek yogurt, you can substitute it with natural yogurt.

Health benefits

  • Health benefits of spring salad with chicken:
  • Chicken: Chicken is an excellent source of lean protein, which is essential for tissue growth and repair. It is also low in saturated fat compared to other meats, making it a healthy option.
  • Fresh Vegetables: The spring salad contains a variety of fresh vegetables, such as lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and peppers. These vegetables are low in calories and rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Fiber promotes digestive health and helps maintain a healthy weight, while antioxidants help protect the body against free radical damage.
  • Avocado: Avocado is an excellent source of healthy fats, especially monounsaturated fatty acids. These fats are good for the heart and can help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. Avocado is also rich in fiber, vitamin K, vitamin E, potassium and antioxidants.
  • Walnuts (optional): Adding walnuts to your salad will give you an extra dose of healthy fats, protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Walnuts are also rich in omega-3s, which are essential fatty acids beneficial for heart and brain health.
  • Remember that health benefits may vary depending on the specific ingredients you choose and the quantities you consume. It is always advisable to use fresh, high-quality ingredients in your recipes and adapt them to your needs and
  • Enjoy your spring salad with chicken and its nutritional benefits!

I hope you enjoy this delicious spring salad with chicken, tomato, lettuce, cheese, onion, dressings and sauce!

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