Healthy Chicken Pesto Salad


Delicious and healthy grilled chicken pesto salad.

Let’s be honest, salads can get boring after a while with the same ingredients and the same dressings, blah blah and etc. Why eat the same ol’ thing over and over? It’s time to spruce up your bowl and wake up your mouth with this flavor-bursting, healthy Chicken Pesto Salad recipe, so give it a try! Your taste buds will thank you!!!

Pesto Ingredients:

1 cup Fresh Basil

1 cup Red Wine Vinegar

1/3 cup Olive Oil

1 tsp Liquid (or Powdered) Sweetener

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Dried Oregano

¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper

3 Garlic Cloves (peeled)

Salad Ingredients:

2 cups Favorite Greens

½ cup Grilled Chicken (cut in cubes or strips)

¼ cup Red Onion (cut into thin strips)

½ cup Bell Pepper (cut into thin strips)

¼ cup Parmesan Cheese

¼ cup Toasted Nuts (your preference)

Optional Ingredients:

Cherry Tomatoes

Cucumber (sliced or quartered)

Croutons

Directions:

Combine pesto dressing ingredients in a blender and blend well until the pesto is creamy.

Prepare your salad in a large bowl with any of the ingredients of your liking.

Pour the pesto dressing over salad and toss well.

**Note** This recipe makes enough for one large salad (or 2 smaller salads if you’ve had weight loss surgery), so adjust the recipe according to your needs.

Enjoy!

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