Running a food blog takes some scheduling, prepping and organizing. I don’t think it comes as a surprise to any of you that my recipes don’t get immediately blogged about.
But some recipes get Instagrammed about.
Some recipes, like this one, I love it too much to keep it to myself until I write a full blog post.
Recipes like this one… well, I ate this one three days in a row last week so that should say it all.
It’s. That. Good.
The best part is, it’s SO fresh and easy, and yet so incredibly flavorful. It’s a perfect combination with the pepper radicchio and chicken, complementing the sweet bell peppers and creamy fresh avocado.
And the dressing. Oh the dressing. It rocks my WORLD.
I always try to make my own salad dressing, because dressings can be incredibly processed and loaded with sugars. This is by far the best dressing I’ve ever made.
It’s nutty and tangy and sweet and smooth. It feels like a treat when you eat it! (Don’t worry, I’ll keep it a secret that it’s super healthy. And by secret, I mean tell the whole Internet).
The recipe makes two entrée sized portions; it makes a great dinner for hot summer evenings. You won’t feel heavy or stuffed, but you will be totally satisfied.
Note: This recipe was inspired by Rainbow Thai Chicken Salad from the lovely Ali at Gimme Some Oven.
- 2 chicken breast, grilled or baked
- 4 cups lettuce
- 1 cup radicchio, chopped
- 3-4 carrots, chopped
- ½ bell pepper, diced
- ½ cucumber, diced
- 1 avocado, diced
- Cashews (to sprinkle on top - probably about ½ cup)
- For Dressing:
- ½ cup All Natural Almond Butter
- 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- ¼ tsp sesame oil
- Optional: 3-4 dashes of Sriracha to add some heat (I used 3)
- Optional: warm water to thin it out (I didn't need this, but you might depending on your almond butter thickness)
- Cube chicken, and chop/dice all vegetables.
- Put salad in a bowl, top with veggies and diced chicken.
- Sprinkle with cashews.
- Mix almond butter, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Wisk with fork until it's all incorporated and has dressing consistency.