I love a big salad for dinner! Not only is this salad colorful and packed with flavor, it’s loaded with very healthy ingredients. First off spinach, a real super food! In addition a variety of chopped veggies and lean chicken all tossed with a bottled light dressing. I added a few ingredients to the dressing to create a more Greek-style dressing. Each skinny main course salad has 259 calories, 8 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. This recipe serves 2 but can easily be doubled, tripled and so on.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients for Dressing:
¼ cup Newman’s Light Balsamic, Vinaigrette, Ken’s Lite Caesar Dressing or Cardini’s Light Caesar Vinaigrette, see shopping tip
1½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice
⅛ teaspoon dried oregano
Ingredients for Salad:
6 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 cup chicken breast, cooked and chopped (remove skin)
1 cup cucumbers chopped
1 cup yellow, orange or red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
⅓ cup red onions, chopped fine
Ingredients for Topping:
¼ cup fat-free feta cheese
5 Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced, optional
1. In a small bowl add dressing ingredients and mix together. Refrigerate until ready to toss the salad.
2. In a large bowl, add all salad ingredients. Toss with dressing.
3. Divide salad among 2 plates. Top each salad with 2 tablespoon cheese and 1½ tablespoons olives, if desired
Makes 2 main course salads (each salad about 4 cups)
Spinach is considered to be one of the “super foods.” No wonder, it’s rich in iron, vitamins A, C and beta-carotene.
Newman’s Light Balsamic, Vinaigrette, Ken’s Lite Caesar Dressing and Cardini’s Light Caesar Vinaigrette can be found in the salad dressing aisle of most supermarkets.
Fat-free feta cheese is sold in most supermarkets either in the cheese aisle or deli’s gourmet cheese section. Trader Joe’s also sells this cheese.
Weight Watchers (old points) 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6
Weight Watchers (old points) 6 including olives on top
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7 including olives on top
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course salad (about 4 cups)
259 calories, 8g fat, 30g protein, 18g carbs, 5g fiber, 256mg sodium, 3g sugar
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course salad including olives on top
281 calories, 10g fat, 30g protein, 19g carbs, 5g fiber, 321mg sodium, 3g sugar