Sunday, January 29, 2012

Great Greens Salad


If you were in San Francisco this weekend I hope you enjoyed the amazing weather.  It was such a great weekend to lounge about, watch the pro-bowl, exercise, and eat great food.   

On Saturday night, Allison, Chris and I made pizza using Trader Joes' pre-made crust.  Quick tips:  

Knead in extra flour (about 1/2 Cup) and roll-out as thin as possible
 Cook one side without adding toppings until golden
Remove from oven, flip, add toppings, and continue to cook until cheese has melted and top side is now golden

  I posted a picture of the pizza on Instagram (which I'm obsessed with by the way).  Do you use Instagram?  If you do check me out at haylessf!

For a healthy end to my weekend I made this salad dubbed 'Great Greens' since it's stocked full of avocado, brussels sprouts, green apple, shredded chicken, and arugula.  While I was cooking Allison took pictures of me for my blog!  She's an amazing photographer and once she's done editing I'll share some of the photo op with you!



Great Greens Salad
4 - 6 Servings

Ingredients
1/2 Rotisserie Chicken - Meat Shredded
3 Cups Arugula
1 Green Apple diced
1 Avocado diced
2 Cups Brussels Sprouts sliced (about 20 Brussels Sprouts)
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
Juice from 2 Limes
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Olive Oil + 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt
Pepper

Directions
Saute sliced brussels sprouts in 2 Tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper in medium sauce pan over medium high heat until browned.  Toss shredded chicken, avocado, brussels sprouts, apple in large bowl.  Whisk together 1/4 cup olive oil, cider vinegar, lime juice.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Toss salad with the dressing and season to taste with salt/pepper.  Serve.  

47 comments:

  1. Your pics look great! U still on the diet, or all done now?

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    1. Hi Melissa! Thank you! I am no longer on the diet, but I am still working on the follow-up post to let you know how it went - but I LOVED the diet!

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  2. This sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. For sure!

      I included your awesome recipe in a recipe round up on my blog today. :)
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    2. That's awesome! Thank you!

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  3. That salad looks delicious, Hayley! And great tips for the TJ's pizza dough--I buy that dough all the time! xx

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! I'm obsessed with how easy pizza nights are with pre-made TJ's pizza!

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  4. that looks sooo good hayls! i want it right now! spain doesnt really have any good salads and my mom and i are craving them!

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    1. Thanks Niky! I've been following all your instagram and facebook updates! It looks beautiful there and a little cold too! Miss you tons!

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  5. that looks A-MAZ-ING! I need it this second!

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  6. I love the looks of this salad. It got all of my favorite things, brussels, avocado, arugula etc. I am definitely going to be making this.

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    1. Let me know how it turns out! I love how fresh and light this salad it! Also, with a bit of good fat to even it out (avocado) :)

      Love your website by the way!

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  7. This salad looks amazing!! I love the glass of white wine in the background as well, looks like what I need to have tonight for dinner, thanks for the inspiration. HEALTHY and LIGHT

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    1. Thanks Mia! A glass of wine on a sunday afternoon is a must :)

      I hope you are doing well. I hope you had a great Easter too!

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