Crunchy Green Salad with Chicken and Champagne Vinaigrette
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Crunchy Green Salad with Chicken and Champagne Vinaigrette

2018年8月8日

During my recent travels to New Jersey, I met a new salad and we fell in love.  My friend Natalie lives in the seriously adorable town of Red Bank, NJ and that’s where I spent the weekend.

She had run across an incredible salad at a local fresh juice restaurant a few weeks prior, and we agreed we would order salads when I was in town.  She described it to me as being topped with brussels sprouts and a magical champagne vinaigrette, and I knew I loved it before I had even met it.

Since then, I’ve been craving colorful pretty salads like the one I had that day from The Blonde Shallot.  I did my best to recreate it below with a few ingredient swaps and adding chicken to the dish for some extra protein!

Crunchy Green Salad with Chicken and Champagne Vinaigrette

This salad came out EXACTLY as I wanted it to, and {if I may say so} even better than the original.  I calculate this recipe as coming in at 6 Freestyle Smart Points per serving.  I know, you’re thinking that sounds steep for a salad, but this salad has crunchy cashews, creamy fontina cheese shreds, and a delightful light champagne vinaigrette.  Totally worth it!

Not only did I make one salad for lunch on Sunday, but I made three others to enjoy during the week!

Crunchy Green Salad with Chicken and Champagne Vinaigrette

Try this one out, and let me know what you think!

Crunchy Green Salad with Chicken and Champagne Vinaigrette

Inspired by The Blonde Shallot

Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

Crunchy Green Salad with Chicken and Champagne Vinaigrette

2 1/2 cups mixed greens

1/2 cup raw brussels sprouts, shredded

2 Tbsp. red onion, finely sliced

1/3 cup edamame, shelled and cooled

.5 oz fontina cheese, shredded

1/2 packet 100 calorie Emerald Cashews and Pieces

3 oz. chicken breast, cooked (I used Baked Garlic Chicken)

2 Tbsp. Girard’s Light Champagne Vinaigrette

INSTRUCTIONS

1.  Create a bed of greens with mixed greens, and top with brussels sprouts.

Crunchy Green Salad with Chicken and Champagne Vinaigrette

2.  Add edamame.

Crunchy Green Salad with Chicken and Champagne Vinaigrette

3.  Top with onion, cashew, and fontina.  Add chicken and salad dressing.  Serve, and enjoy!

Crunchy Green Salad with Chicken and Champagne Vinaigrette

Per entire recipe serving:

CAL 427; FAT 22g; SAT FAT 4g; CARBS 23g; PROT 35g; FIB 8g; SUG 6g

WW Points+: 11; WW Freestyle Smart Points: 6