Bacon Avocado & Feta Salad

After a long weekend full of food and drinks, this always seems to be what Mike and I end up googling….

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So, in an attempt to find a recipe that was healthy but also not boring, I went to where I always go for food ideas… Pinterest! After a few minutes of searching, I found the perfect combo of satisfying and sensible. Plus, it was simple and quick to make which is always preferred. Totally something you could do on a week night and unlike many salad recipes, we were both surprised how full we still were later that night. Anyways, hope you enjoy as much as we did!

Bacon Avocado & Feta Salad 

Balsamic Dressing
  • ⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water (or more oil if you wish)
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼-1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to your tastes)
Salad:
  • 5 ounces |150g bacon, diced and trimmed of all fat
  • 8 cups chopped Iceberg and Romaine
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/4 cucumber, chopped
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • extra Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

Whisk together the dressing and if you’re going to add grilled or seared chicken, use this as the marinade as well. Once dressing is made, refrigerate. Fry bacon to a crisp so that it can be easily crumbled. As the bacon is cooling on paper towels, prepare salad fixings and add all together, crumble bacon atop and toss with dressing. Serve and enjoy!


As I mentioned, you could easily grill chicken to add protein or toast up some Sourdough bread as a side.

That’s all for today! Hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! Half way thru the week, yippee!

Love & light,

Jessy

Bruschetta, Mozzarella & Avocado Chicken

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I always love finding recipes that are healthy and delicious. Pinterest has proven to be a great resource for me lately as they’re so easy to find and I love that you can see what the final outcome looks like (I don’t know about you, but I need to see a pic of the dish before I want to make it). Anyways, here’s a recipe that is super simple, healthy and delicious!

Marinate the chicken breast(s) in something relatively light and not overpowering (I used Ken’s Light Italian Dressing).

Make or buy bruschetta (to make mine, I used medium tomatoes, red onions, basil, garlic, salt and pepper, drizzled with olive oil).

Slice one ripe avocado.

Slice three pieces of fresh mozzerella. (per breast)

Grill or bake the chicken until fully cooked.

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Once it’s cooked, place a spoonful or two of the bruschetta on the chicken breast then top with the avocado slices and mozzerella. Let it cook for an additional 5 minutes (or until the mozzarella) is melted and beginning to bubble. Place on a plate and drizzle balsamic vinegar on top for additional taste. I served it with garlic quiona and grilled veggies.

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Now it’s time to eat…enjoy!

XOXO,

Jessy