SUMMER SALADS TO SERVE AS A MEAL

I hope you enjoy this collection of Summer Salads that I have put together.  They are colorful,  delicious, and packed with fresh veggies, meats, or fruit. 

A collection of summer salads packed with meats, cheese, fruits and veggies. Perfect for a summertime dinner.

 

 

During the summer,  salads are something we enjoy frequently for
lunch or a light dinner. 

A collection of summer salads that are packed with fruits, veggies, meats, and cheeses to serve as a meal.

This CRISPY HONEY CHICKEN STRIP SALAD is a fairly new one at
our house. 

I usually keep a package of frozen chicken strips on hand
for when the grandchildren visit.   One day I baked these and
added them to our salad. Drizzle with honey when they come from the oven and are still hot.  Oh my gosh!  This salad is addicting.
(I use the Tyson Southern Breast Tenderloins) 

CRISPY HONEY CHICKEN STRIP SALAD

Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • 2-3 pieces of frozen breaded chicken tenderloin strips
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup croutons
  • ranch dressing

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place chicken tenderloin strips on a baking pan. Bake for 18 minutes, then turn and bake for 10-15 minutes, until chicken strips are crispy and hot.
  2. While chicken is baking, prepare the salad. Place lettuce on a salad plate. Arrange green and red peppers, cucumbers, cheese, and croutons over the lettuce.
  3. Remove chicken from the oven and drizzle honey over the pieces. Cut into bite size strips.
  4. Arrange chicken over the lettuce and add desired amount of ranch dressing.
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A great collection of salads that are perfect for lunch or a light dinner. CARIBBEAN CHICKEN COBB salad is one of my favorites.  

It is a bed of chopped romaine topped with chicken, bacon, peppers,
cucumbers, tomatoes, mango, pineapple chunks, kiwi, and 
strawberries.  Drizzle a mango vinaigrette dressing  or your favorite. What could be more refreshing!

 

A collection of refreshing salads to serve for lunch or as a light supper. SOUTHWEST CHICKEN SALAD WITH JALAPENO DRESSING 

My husband requested this one for lunch on Valentine’s Day last year.  This  salad was one that I tried to re-created after eating a similar one at Applebees.   This dressing is a little spicy but soooo good. 

 

chicken salad, honey, pecan, rotissere chicken, fruit plate HONEY PECAN ROTISSERE CHICKEN SALAD

This one is my favorite of the summer salads.  I use a rotisserie chicken to make this, which is so easy and no heating up the kitchen.
I make this weekly and have a variety of ways to serve it.

 

 

pasta salad, cooking for 2, ham, salami, cheesesPROTEIN PACKED PASTA SALAD  

This is basically a pasta salad packed with different meats, cheeses, and vegetables.  The recipe I have linked is one I adjusted to make to serve 2 people.  It will easily serve 3 or 4, but you can double the
ingredients to make a larger salad.  This is a meal in itself. 

I frequently take this to covered dish events.  I love how colorful it turns out.

This collection of salads are some that our family enjoys.  I am sure that we will be coming up with many more summer salads to serve as a meal to get through the long hot summer.

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