This is one of my favorite salads and for good reason- it’s healthy, nourishing, and super delish! I combined a few recipes from the Bliss Body Plan to create this clean eatin’ recipe. First, make your Perfect Roasted Chicken. I use organic Smart Chicken, one of my favorite brands. Use the chicken for other meals and save the bones to make your homemade bone broth. Then, whip up some gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan Creamy Cashew Dressing. I swear it tastes even better than “real” Caesar dressing. Finally, crisp up some roasted chick peas. Put it all together with your favorite dark, leafy lettuce and enjoy!

CLEAN CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD

makes 2 servings

  • 2 cups roasted chicken, shredded or dicedIMG_7809
  • 8 lettuce leaves, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup Roasted Chick Peas, see recipe below
  • 1/2 avocado, diced
  • 1/4 cup Creamy Cashew dressing, see recipe below
  • Parmesan, lightly grated (optional)
  • Anchovies (optional)

Divide lettuce between two plates. Add chicken and roasted chick peas. Drizzle with dressing. Add grated parmesan and anchovies, if desired. Chop salad before eating or keep it as- enjoy!

 

 

CREAMY CASHEW DRESSING

serves 2-4

  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours
  • 1/3 cup filtered water
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.


ROASTED CHICK PEAS

makes 3 servings

  • 1-1/2 cups organic garbanzo beans, cooked (soaked)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Try these flavor combinations: fresh sage and roasted garlic / oregano, garlic powder and sea salt / cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and paprika

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Blot the chick peas dry with a paper towel. In a medium bowl, mix chick peas, olive oil, and the spices/herbs of choice. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, until browned and crunchy, tossing occasionally. Watch them carefully the last few minutes, so they don’t burn.

 

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