The Ultimate Side Salad

I love salad. The simplicity of the leafy green and the endless possibilities. The fact that you can make a salad more fattening then a cheeseburger pretty much says the sky’s the limit! While grilling some chicken and corn I threw together this simple little delight. This would also be delicious with some rotisserie chicken shredded on top for a complete dinner. Don’t forget the crumbled tortilla chips…it definitely makes this an epic side salad!


  • 1 head romaine lettuce, rinsed and chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 roasted jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • 1 roasted orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 tbsp fresh salsa
  • 2 tbsp ceasar dressing
  • cracked black pepper
  • tortilla chips, crumbled

Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.

**I don’t like my lettuce drenched in dressing so feel free to add as much as your little heart desires!

Bon Appetit!

Rotisserie Chicken & Grilled Veggie Salad

In my attempt to spend less time throwing out unused produce I’ve been looking for creative ways to use up all the veggies I seem to collect in my crisper. My obsession with red bell peppers continues along with my new found love of red cabbage. It’s amazing how these veggies transform with a drizzle of olive oil and a little bit of heat. Delish!

Rotisserie Chicken & Grilled Veggie Salad


  • olive oil for brushing
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced 1/2″ thick
  • 1/2 red onion, 1/2″ thick rings
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper
  • 1/4 head red cabbage, sliced thick
  • 1 avocado, halved
  • 1 tomato, sliced into thick rounds
  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 2 rotisserie chicken breasts, skin removed, shredded
  • light balsamic vinaigrette (my favorite is Newman’s Own)
  • Salt and pepper

Preheat an outdoor grill or grill pan to medium high heat and brush with olive oil. Season the veggies with salt and pepper. Grill the bell pepper, jalapeno and red onion for 4-5 minutes on each side until nice and heated through, almost limp.

Remove from the grill. Lightly drizzle the cabbage with olive oil and place on the grill along with the two avocado halves. Grill for 4-5 minutes, flipping the cabbage halfway through.

Remove the avocado and cabbage.

Grill the tomatoes for 2-3 minutes on each side until slightly charred. The tomatoes will cook quickly on the hot grill so keep an eye out.

Set the tomatoes aside with the rest of the veggies.

Shred the chicken.

Mix the veggies and chicken together with the lettuce in a large bowl and drizzle with the dressing.

Bon Appetit!

My favorite little kitchen companion, Max! You’ll also find my lab, Mitsy, camped out on the rug waiting for something to hit the ground.

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