When in LA, one of my all-time favorite places for salads is Fresh Corn Grill. I love their Fresh Corn Grilled Salad. It’s a plethora of asparagus, corn, and zucchini grilled to perfection, avocado and tomatoes on a bed of mixed greens with a vinaigrette dressing. I always add grilled chicken. To remake this salad simply and skinny, I roasted the veggies all together on a baking sheet for about 15 minutes. And, I used a light vinaigrette dressing. Each large, main course salad, including dressing but not avocado, has 277 calories, 8 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers SmartPoints. It’s really sensational!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Roast Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients for Roasted Vegetables:
Olive oil spray
6 asparagus spears, cut into pieces (1 cup)
1 cup zucchini, cut into quarter pieces,
1 cup red bell peppers, chopped
¾ cup fresh corn, cut off cob or frozen and defrosted
Salt and pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste
Ingredients for Salad:
6 cups baby spring mix or mixed greens
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
1 cup cooked chicken breast, see shopping tips
4 tablespoons avocado, cut into chunks, optional
2 tablespoons Girards light Champagne Vinaigrette dressing or your favorite light vinaigrette, see shopping tips
2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with olive oil spray.
2. Add all vegetables to the pan and spread out. Coat vegetables with olive oil spray. Sprinkle all over with a little salt, pepper and garlic powder. Roast in over for 15 minutes, until vegetables are soft.
3. To make 1 salad: Line a dinner size plate with 3 cups lettuces. Top with ½ cup tomatoes, next ½ cup chicken and ½ of the roasted veggies. Top with 2 tablespoons avocado, if desired. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon dressing and 1 tablespoon vinegar. Repeat for second salad.
Makes 2 large, main course salads
Fresh Corn Grill serves fresh and flavorful dishes that satisfy both the health-conscious and taste-seekers. A unique take on California cuisine, healthy portions of freshly made salads, hearty pastas, flavorful pizzas, and specialty plates are highlighted with tacos and enchiladas, Fresh Corn Grill style. They have 2 locations, Westwood and West Hollywood.
I love the packages of cooked chicken at Trader Joe’s. There are several varieties and all are boneless, skinless.
Girard’s Champagne Vinaigrette, dressing is sold in most large supermarkets. Trader Joe’s has a yummy one too. If you can’t find them, Cardini’s Light Vinaigrette or Newman’s Own Light Balsamic dressing will all taste delicious on this salad.
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 6 with 2 tablespoons avocado
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 9 with 2 tablespoons avocado
Weight Watchers (old points) 7 with 2 tablespoons avocado
Weight Watchers SmartPoints 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7
Weight Watchers (old points) 5
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course salad (includes dressing)
277 calories, 7g fat, 1g sat. fat, 53mg chol, 27g prot, 33g carbs, 8g fiber, 652mg sod, 8g sugar
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course salad w/ dressing & avocado
327 calories, 11g fat, 2g sat. fat, 53mg chol, 29g prot, 36g carbs, 11g fiber. 651mg sod, 8g sugar
|FACTS: for SmartPoints
200 calories, 1g sat. fat, 5g sugar, 22g protein