Champagne Salad

Champagne Salad

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We make a lot of salads at my house all year long but they seem to change depending on the season.  This Champagne Salad is one of my favorite late summer salads and is currently on repeat.  I've included instructions on how to make from scratch or simply assembling everything prepped from the store.  You can also make it vegetarian or vegan, my preference is vegetarian.  I've also linked my favorite brands for store bought dressing and marinade. 

Ingredients  

Makes 3-4 servings  

  • 4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce 
  • 1/2 cup feta crumble  
  • 1/4 cup sea salt marcona almonds
  • 1/2 sliced English cucumber  
  • 3/4 chopped red bell pepper  
  • 1 sliced avocado  
  • champagne vinaigrette  (options below)
  • 2 diced Greek grilled chicken breast  (options below)
  • pita (optional but reccomend) 
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Assembly

Add Romaine to large salad bowl and arrange toppings on bed of lettuce.  Drizzle desired amount of dressing, toss and enjoy!  

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Dressing  

Martha's recipe   I like to use this recipe, I add a dash of hot sauce or a few jalapeño seeds for a little kick 

Girards Champagne Vinaigrette   they pretty much stock it at most grocery stores it's one of my favorite champagne vinaigrette dressings. 

Chicken Breast  

Option 1 : if you prep it at home, marinate for at least 2 hours in Italian dressing, I like this brand, it seems to give it a nice light char coating and perfect flavor.

Option 2: if pressed for time or my husband is not available to grill, I just buy the Greek chicken breast in the deli at the grocery store.  You can get any grilled chicken but I reccomend the Greek/Italian or any herb breast.  

Variations  

Vegetarian: Omit the chicken, and a little extra cheese, almonds and avocado.  This is my favorite way to make this salad.   The almonds and the avocados are really satisfying and I don't feel like I'm missing out on protein. 

Vegan: omit the chicken and the cheese and try this almond non dairy feta.

I really hope these options and reccomendations guide you into making this delicious salad to tailor your needs! 

Enjoy!

Xx, 

Katie May

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