I’ve been on a week-long salad kick, and I can’t believe I’m still enjoying this. The beauty of this salad is how well it keeps when I mix just one portion at a time for lunch. The initial prep work is minimal, and then I store it in a gallon-size ziploc bag - taking out a single portion each time.
I’m not a raw pepper fan, and I only like raw broccoli a few sprigs at a time on a relish tray - so it makes no sense that I consider this a new favorite salad. There’s something about how it all combines that has earned my admiration.
I found this via cjaneinthekitchen, who listed her source as recipeshoebox. These are both fabulous sites - you'll want to check them out...
I’m usually too busy to stop what I’m doing at lunch to make a complicated meal. When I piece and snack instead, I really pay for it by evening when I’m so hungry I overdo. This simple salad has everything going for it - just enough (but not too much) pasta, protein in the chicken & cheese, and lots of fresh vegetables. The initial dressing is light and tangy, which is then nicely complimented by adding a bit of ranch just before serving.
It’s quick to pour into a bowl, add a bit of ranch and additional cheese, stir, and enjoy. No fuss, hearty (enough), and sensibly healthy.
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