Do you ever feel that when others make salads they taste so much better than your own? Recently, I had two of those situations! One of them was really different to me and I was eager to try it out myself. Instead of it just being a side salad though, I wanted to make it a complete meal. I was glad I did because I felt it was super satisfying! I also decided to make a simple dressing that went along perfectly.
This salad has way too many wonderful ingredients and I had a hard time describing the perfect name. How about, The Perfect Salad? Muhwahahaha!!
What are some of those perfect ingredients?
Here is what you’ll need to make this salad!
walnuts/or honey roasted almonds (I made these salads like three times back to back so I eventually ran out of walnuts and went to honey roasted almonds)
pear, peeled and diced (I used one)
english cucumber, peeled and diced (I used 1/2)
grilled chicken breast, chopped (I seasoned minced with olive oil, salt and pepper before grilling)
That’s it! I feel that all of the ingredients can be adjusted for how much you like them.
And how about a dressing that is so simple, you’ll probably already had a lot of the ingredients for it on hand.
I really enjoyed this dressing, it really complemented the flavor of the salad without overpowering it.
Here is what I used:
minced garlic, 1-2cloves
olive oil 1/2 cup
cider vinegar (I had an orange vinegar if my spanish is accurate!) 1/4 cup (or more to taste)
honey, 1 tbsp
salt and pepper and a bit of lemon juice to taste
Start with oil and whisk in all other ingredients. Taste dressing and adjust ingredients to taste. I suggest tossing dressing with lettuce, cucumber and pear and then added all other ingredients. You will probably have left over dressing depending on the size of the salad you make.