Thursday, May 26, 2011

Yum Salad

It's basically already summer in Charlotte.  We've had mid-90's days every day this week.  Brutal my friends.  I don't know about yall but my menu changes based on the weather.  Winter you want more comfort foods, summer you want all cold foods and fresh things.  I live at the Farmer's Market in the summer.  Love it.

Monday night this week, I went to our common area floor (10th) and pretended I knew how to work the grill.  Yall had never even turned this thing on before.  Don't get me wrong - we grill out a ton but Kevin or one of our neighbors turns it on.  Yall - I got the grill on with no help!  Haha!!

I had marinated some chicken the night before (bbq for me, spicy buffalo for Kevin).  Actually let me clarify Kevin's - buffalo rub with tabasco sauce - GROSS!  He likes it soooo spicy.

Anyway, I grilled our chicken and went back up to my condo and fixed the rest of the salad.

I chopped some romaine lettuce (from Trader Joe's of course) and added shredded carrots, sliced almonds, sprouts, grape tomatoes, a little goat cheese and cucumber.  I put some fresh cracked pepper on, added the sliced chicken and of course used our new favorite Ranch dressing from Trader Joe's (it's the good ranch and only 30 calories for 2 tablespoons). 

This was a tasty salad.  It was a quick weeknight meal, I made an extra chicken breast so we each had lunch tomorrow and it was healthy!  Can't beat all that!

Remember back in March when I asked you all to share your favorite salads?  You may want to look back because lots of yall wrote about yours.  There are some great ones for sure!  Please add some more on this post!


  1. Dear Ann,

    I'm totally with you on this.

    The salad looks great!


    Coastal Blue Ocean

  2. That looks yummy. I love salads in the summer!

  3. I love your grilling story--that's definitely something I need to learn how to do!

  4. I've been on a big salad kick {without the summer like weather} and this one will be next on the list ~ yum!


  5. YUM! This looks delicious! Definitely something light and divine to eat on a hot day!