California Cobb Strawberry Salad with Lemon Pepper Chicken and Homemade Avocado Ranch Dressing
There is literally a foot of snow on the ground here in Salt Lake City, all fresh within the past 36 hours…it’s beautiful.
A Bright Salad is just as welcome at my house in December as it is in the Summer (especially with the name California!)
- 8 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped (or spinach or lettuce of choice)
- 2 cups Strawberries, chopped
- 1/2 cup Feta cheese, crumbled (or blue cheese)
- 1/2 a medium red onion, chopped
- 1 Large Avocado, cubed
- Sliced fresh cucumber
- 2 large Lemon Pepper Chicken Breasts, cooked and sliced
Arrange salad ingredients on plates.
Lemon Pepper Chicken Instructions:
- 2 large chicken breasts
- Juice of 1 fresh lemon
- 1 Tbsp avocado or olive oil
- Zest not rind of 1 fresh lemon
- Sea salt to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste (I use a lot of pepper for these!)
Combine marinade ingredients, pour over chicken & coat well, either in a glass bowl or Ziploc.
Let marinate for 1-4 hours in the refrigerator.
Remove, let sit on counter for 20 minutes.
Sauté in about 1/2 Tbsp additional oil on med/high for about 4 minutes per side until cooked through.
Wrap in foil to keep moisture in while arranging salad
Avocado Ranch Dressing:
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 medium avocado, peeled and cored
- 2 Tbsps fresh lime juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tsp chopped fresh dill
- 2 tsp chopped fresh chives
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 4-6 Tbsps unsweetened milk, as needed
Add all dressing ingredients except for milk to a food processor.
Pulse until blended, scraping sides often.
Add in milk 1 Tbsp at a time to reach desired consistency.
Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
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