Healthy Greek Chicken Salad

16 01
healthy greek salad

Healthy Greek Chicken Salad Details

Hey there, boos!  Can ya’ll believe we are half way through January already??  That means many of you are ALL about eating healthy and re-booting your bod for the new year.  If you’re like me,  I’m always looking for healthy dinner recipes that are quick, easy and full of flavor.  I love taking traditional recipes and subbing out the not-so-healthy ingredients with other delicious options.  That’s exactly what I did today!  This recipe is gluten free and Paleo if you omit the dollop of hummus.

Essentially I took all of my favorite greek-ish veggies to create a crunchy salad – cucumbers, red peppers, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, red onion and crips romaine.  I tossed all of this goodness in my sugar-free lemon dressing and subbed classic feta cheese with chopped creamy avocado.  I then decided on a lean meat of clean chicken breast, cooked in my pressure cooker.  Finally I topped off the salad with a dollop of fresh local hummus.  My mouth is watering writing this! LOL!  Gotta go eat, stat!  See below for all ingredients and steps.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

(makes 4 servings)

Gluten Free

1 pack of romaine lettuce (3 heads)

1 lb of chicken breast

1 cup of fresh salsa

1 cup of cherry tomatoes halved

1 cup of english cucumbers diced

1 cup of artichoke hearts (in water)

1 cup of red peppers diced

1/2 cup of red onion diced

1 avocado diced

1 cup of hummus

1/2 cup of lemon dressing – recipe here

Steps

1. Place 2 cups of water and 1 cup of fresh salsa into pressure cooker with chicken breast.  Select ‘poultry’ and let the chicken cook.  Note: you can always buy pre-cooked chicken, bake it or BBQ it.  I’m currently loving my pressure cooker and trying a bunch of new recipes using it 😉

2. While chicken is cooking, cut up all of your vegetables and make the lemon dressing.

3. Toss tomatoes, cucumbers, artichoke hearts, red peppers and red onion in 1/2 cup of lemon dressing.

4. Put 1/4 of romaine lettuce onto plate.

5. Place 1 cup of veggies mixture on top of greens.

6. Set 1/4 of chopped avocado on salad.

7. When the chicken is done, slice into pieces and place 1/4 1lb on salad.

8. Top off the recipe with a dollop (1/4 cup) of fresh hummus.  I recommend making your own or buying a “clean” version.  I found a local Idaho brand that I LOVE!  No sugar and additives.

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