salad with chicken
Simple, Budget-Friendly Salad

This salad combines some classic favorites, budget-friendly veggies, and an inexpensive but delicious dressing to make our go-to side dish (and sometimes main course!).

Author: Steph Jenkins
  • 2 hearts romaine lettuce (or 1 full head)
  • 1 carrot
  • 8 grape tomatoes, to taste (or 1/2 medium-size tomato)
  • 3 ounces cheddar cheese, to taste (or 1/2-1 avocado, diced)
  • 1/2-1 cup Blended Greek Dressing, to taste (see notes)
  • 2 cups leftover chicken
  • 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  • 1 cup croutons
  • assorted seasonal or on-sale veggies (cucumbers, broccoli, etc.)
  1. Chop the lettuce into bite-size pieces, shred or julienne the carrot, and halve the grape tomatoes. Shred the cheese. Dice the avocado, if using.

  2. Toss all ingredients in a large bowl. If you think you will have leftovers, omit the dressing and cheese/avocado and serve them separately.

Recipe Notes