I can’t believe there are only two weeks of camp to go before the school year starts up again! Where has the time gone?
While my mind can’t wrap itself around the fact that the summer is coming to a close, the weather begs to differ. It’s been hot, humid, mosquito-y, and full of outdoor activities. Outdoor activities in this kind of weather makes for cravings for cold food.
There’s nothing quite like coming home and enjoying a huge bowl of cold lettuce with amazing toppings to make the heat of a day disappear into the freon-cooled air of our house. Silly me though, decides to make a salad with warm as well as cool toppings, which involves cooking, but my idea had been lingering all day, so I didn’t mind.
As with most salads, this is more of a “procedure” or “method” over a recipe, but trust me, this one isn’t to be missed!
Chicken, Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado and Tomato Salad
(Get it, C-BLAT??)
* 3 bunches romaine lettuce, cut into bite-sized pieces
* 1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled (I cooked and drained the bacon, then crumbled in a blender)
* 12 oz tomatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
* 2 avocados, diced
* 1 lb. chicken breast, cooked and cut into small pieces (or shredded rotisserie chicken)
* 1/2 c. low-fat mayonnaise
* 2/3 c. fat free milk
* 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a blender, mix together the mayo and milk with the garlic powder and S&P. This will serve as your dressing. Assemble all other ingredients in a large salad bowl.
Lightly dress the salad topping with more cracked pepper. Toss well, then topped with cooked chicken and serve.
And then have more, because its salad.
And then have even more because, well, it rocks. I think croutons would be a nice addition to this salad, if you would like, but really, this was perfect just the way it is.
In other news, an old friend and neighbor of mine has started a fantastic new blog featuring bargains, sales, and free stuff…and she’s hosting her first giveaway! Make sure to check out FruGurl.com and enter her Chavrie giveaway! You all know how I love Chavrie…
Have a great Tuesday!