From the “Forgive me diet experiment”, here goes the recipe for César salad with chicken.
For the dressing*: Make your own! Nothing you buy on a bottle will be as healthy as making your own.
- plain Greek yogurt
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, pressed
- salt and pepper
As per the salad, just chop Lettuce (any kind, just choose your favorite) and Spinach. The original César salad ussually have lettuce only; nevertheless, I´ll do 50/50 since spinach has more vitamins than lettuce, it makes you feel full for longer and it adds a bit of crispy… The crispy you are looking for when adding crutons to a salad you can get from fresh spinach. Adding thin slices of red onion makes it even tastier.
For the chicken, you can either grill it or just boil it with sea salt. In any case, don´t forget to cut it on small pieces.
Put all ingredients on a Tupperware and then shake it together. Make sure you use a recipient with a lit, just tossing it will not do the trick. If you don´t have a big recipient with a lit, then make sure you whisk the dressing ingredients together before adding to the salad.Healthy trick: always shake ingredients for salad on a bowl instead of just tossing it. You will use a smaller amount of dressing when you make sure all ingredients are well combined.
*I based my dressing recipe on one from Canadianliving.com; but used smaller amounts of yogurt and olive oil and don´t use any cheese.