Chicken Cobb Salad with Citrus Basil Vinaigrette

March 14, 2014

Today the weather is going to be a balmy 50 degrees.  It's hard to believe.  If you live with me, read this blog, check out my Facebook page, follow me on Instagram or have perhaps just bumped into me on the street, you know that this winter and myself are not best friends.  It's perhaps the longest, snowiest and coldest since the beginning of time. That may be a slight exaggeration and not completely accurate, but, you get the idea.  Are you going through it too?  It's enough to drive you batty.


Since we are talking about warm weather, let's talk about salads too.  They just go together, don't they? Now, I eat all types of salad all year round, but, this dressing is what really reminds me that spring is right around the corner. It's directly from the Mazola® website (which is packed full of great recipes you can find here) and has a great, citrus flavor. One bite and all that snow, ice and cold weather will be just a distant memory.
Of course, another huge plus is that this dish is totally heart healthy and will give you a little help in lowering your cholesterol.  Let's not forget..it's delicious.  A total win all over.


I packed my salad with cherry tomatoes, Gorgonzola cheese and turkey bacon bits and loved it.  A couple more great additions could be hard boiled eggs, olives,onions, or avocados.  All would be a great fit with the dressing.It was a perfectly, light salad for lunch, but, would be great for dinner too.
Enjoy!


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Chicken Cobb Salad with Citrus Basil Vinaigrette
Dressing Adapted From Mazola
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Dressing Serving Size: 4-6

Ingredients:
  • for salad:
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked chicken
  • 3-5 cherry tomatoes
  • 4-6oz Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • turkey bacon bits
  • for dressing:
  • 1/3 cup Mazola corn oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp basil
  • salt/pepper- to taste preference

Directions:
  1. In a salad bowl, toss salad ingredients, plus any additional personal preferences.
  2. for dressing:
  3. With stand or stick blender, combine dressing ingredients and blend until combined well.
  4. Pour on salad or use on the side.

A new study shows Mazola Corn Oil lowers cholesterol more than extra virgin olive oil.  Try it today for sautéing, stir frying and baking.  Go to Mazola.com to learn more.

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