Salad with Chicken & Fresh Veggies

I just LOVE to cook once and eat twice (or more)!!! And this is the perfect meal for doing just that! We smoked 4 chickens yesterday (from Kvam Family Farm), and now we have tons of meat leftover. (You could also roast your chickens, instead¬†– we use the smoker because we can fit more chickens in there. LOL!) Or you can use leftover grilled chicken…or grill some up fresh just for this. Whatever works! ūüôā

Tonight we enjoyed organic salad mix from Costco topped with leftover smoked chicken meat; fresh tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers; and homemade Italian Dressing!

I¬†tossed in some Italian flax crackers on the side for good measure, too! ūüėČ Click here to read more about those!

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Homemade Italian Dressing in about FIVE Minutes!

italian dressing

Check out this simple, tasty recipe demonstrated in the video below!

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Homemade Catalina/French Dressing Recipe

This dressing is especially great for taco salads or any salad with leftover meat or hard-boiled eggs on it!

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INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar (we use Bragg brand)
2 TBSP raw honey
2 TBSP tomato paste (only ingredient should be, “tomatoes”)
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
¬ľ tsp dry mustard
¬ľ tsp chili powder
¬ľ tsp freshly ground black pepper

NOTE: Only ingredient in each spice should be that spice (e.g., “garlic”). The chili powder should list just single, real spices (e.g., “chili powder, paprika, onion, etc.) and no vague words like “spices” or chemical ingredients you don’t understand!)

DIRECTIONS: 

Whisk ingredients together in a bowl.

Use a funnel to transfer to a storage bottle.

Enjoy!

This recipe makes about 1 cup.

If you try it and like it, save time by making a quadruple batch (which will fill a 32 oz. jar as shown here – although filling a bottle that full does make it difficult to shake it well); it will also use nearly the whole 6 oz. can of tomato paste, too.

Please try it, and comment below to let me know how you like it!

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