We all know that salad is good for you but sometimes eating a big salad can be boring and getting it all down can be tough. This is a low fat salad that is very satisfying and filling. The imitation chicken and toasted almonds give it an amazing flavor that really makes you want seconds. If you chose the right brand of imitation chicken you can keep the fat and calories really low while still being really tasty. To make the chicken really pop with flavor and not taste as “fake” I use McCormick’s Grill Mates-Montreal Chicken seasoning.
As it is with many salad recipes you really just throw together what you like in the amounts that you want so I will tell you what I put in this salad but as always experiment and try new things.
Serves: 2 large or 4 small
1/2 bag of salad mix
1/2 bag of baby spinach
2 carrots, chopped
1 head of broccoli, chopped
1/2 zucchini, chopped
1/2 cucumber, chopped
1 tomato, chopped or sliced
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 package vegan chicken (I used the low fat Yves Meatless Chicken Strips)
McCormick’s Grill Mates-Montreal Chicken seasoning
Fat free Italian Salad Dressing
Wash, peel, chop or slice your vegetables. Put all the cold salad ingredients into a large bowl and toss, set aside.
Cook imitation chicken according to the package directions, adding desired amount of Montreal Chicken spice the last couple of minutes of cooking.
While imitation chicken is cooking lightly toast your almonds in a dry pan tossing often to brown. Do not leave the almonds in the pan when finished because they will continue to cook and possibly burn, set aside.
Divide tossed salad into serving bowls, divide chicken up on top of the salad and sprinkle desired amount of almonds and salad dressing then toss and ENJOY!