Monday, May 4, 2009

Fun Fiesta Chicken Salad

I'll admit it, tonight, I was completely tempted to bail out on my Jump Start Plan and opt for something easier. But, when you think about it, is it really easier/faster to drive somewhere to pick up something pre-made. Couldn't you just go home and cook a healthy dinner in the same amount of time?

The good "Danica" side of my head said this is exactly what I NEEDED to do and I DID! I present to you my 30 minute meal that was honestly quite tasty.

Fun Fiesta Grilled Chicken Salad


4 oz cooked, grilled chicken (I sprinkle mine w/garlic salt, pepper, nonstick spray)
2 cups Organic Romaine Lettuce, chopped
1/4 cup Organic Chopped Red Bell Pepper
1/4 cup Organic Chopped Perisian (english) Cucumber
1/8 chopped avocado
4-5 organic cherry tomatoes
~ 2 Tbsp TJ's Tomato-Less Corn Salsa
~ 2 Tbsp Creamy Hummus (adding Roasted Red Peppers to this would be awesome!)
~ 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro

Salsa Vinaigrette


1/2 cup of your favorite salsa (good salsa is key here)
1 1/2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

Blend together in your Magic Bullet, food processor or blender until creamy.

Drizzle over the fabulous salad you just created above.

I highly recommend you checking out this salsa ~ I LOVE the spicy crunch of TJ's Tomato-Less Corn Salsa.


And making your own hummus versus buying it ~ the difference is amazing (although I seriously heart Roasted Red Pepper Sabra Hummus!)


All together with some sparkling Perrier Water.


The Husband LOVED this dinner too - he gave it 10 stars out of 5 (LOL - is that even possible?)

I was able to bribe him into the dishes while I got the stuff ready for the contest I am about to announce. I used the Circus Animal Cookies we got from Food Buzz (1 cookie for 3 dishes) LOL....but, I couldn't resist participating in the fun too.


Coming up next...the giveaway you all have been waiting for ALL day long! It's going to seriously rock!


  1. Yummy this is a wonderful recipe thanks for sharing with me .I would love to make and would let u know when i made .
    Keep on posting some more ..

  2. Sudeep ~ Thanks! I can't wait to hear how it turns out for you.