chicken bacon ranch chop salad

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Here’s a wonderful recipe for a hearty “meal in a bowl” type salad. It’s chock full of everything. I love chop salads because by chopping up all of the ingredients you get tons of yummy flavor in every bite!

makes 4 big dinner salads or 8 smallish salads

2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts cooked, chilled and chopped

4 oz. feta or blue cheese, crumbled

2 hard boiled eggs, chilled and chopped

juice of 1 small lemon

1/2 of a cucumber, chopped

2 carrots, cleaned peeled and chopped

8 slices bacon, fried until crispy and crumbled

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 Tablespoon sweet pickle relish

3 cups chopped lettuce

2 cups chopped spinach

2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 small onion OR 5 spring onions, chopped

1/2 of a sweet bell pepper, seeded and chopped

2 large cloves garlic, minced

2 teaspoons sea salt

2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

Ranch dressing for topping

Chop all ingredients into little bite size pieces and toss everything, except for the ranch dressing, together in a large salad bowl so all ingredients are evenly combined. Adjust seasonings to your liking. Divide the chop salad among individual serving bowls and drizzle each with a little ranch dressing.

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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  4 comments for “chicken bacon ranch chop salad

  1. May 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

    love, Love, LOVE! xoxo

    • Melissa
      May 8, 2013 at 10:22 am

      thanks so much sweetie Michele! XOXOXO 🙂

  2. petite.cherie501
    May 8, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    This is definitely dinner tonight. I might serve it with more greens and sliced avocado and try it with less oil. Thanks.

    • Melissa
      May 9, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      So pleased you like the recipe! thanks for visiting. enjoy 🙂

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