Chicken, Grape & Blue Cheese Salad

We just got back from Colorado last night and as I’m sure you can agree, the worst thing about going out of town is coming home to lots of laundry and no food in the house.

When it comes to unpacking and doing the laundry, I’m a little anal about getting it done immediately– I think it drives my husband nuts.  All he wants to do is sit down and relax and I’m huffing and puffing around trying to get everything unpacked and the laundry started.  I can’t relax ’til it’s done…which is really kind of annoying, I know.

We were only gone a week and somehow I’ve still got several loads to do, but what I really need to do is get to the store and buy some food to fill our empty fridge.  But you see, when it comes to going grocery shopping with two kiddos, I am TOTALLY fine putting that one off.

Maybe tomorrow.

 
 

I actually made this Chicken, Grape & Blue Cheese Salad for a baby shower a couple of weeks ago and it was devoured by the ladies! I made it again for my blue cheese-loving husband and he totally loved it too.  It’s light but filling at the same time–tossed together with a very simple dressing made of lemon juice, white wine vinegar & olive oil dressing.

It’s so easy to throw together and can be a light meal or side salad.  If I ever make it to the store I’m grabbing everything to make this again.

Chicken, Grapes & Blue Cheese Salad
 
Ingredients
1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped
4 stalks celery, sliced
2 cups green grapes (or half red, half green), sliced in half
3 ounces crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup sliced almonds
2 tbs fresh lemon juice
2 tbs white wine vinegar
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper
1  1/2 cups shredded chicken (I used rotisserie)
Instructions
Combine lettuce, celery, grapes, blue cheese, almonds and shredded chicken in a large salad bowl.
Vigorously whisk together lemon juice, white wine vinegar, and olive oil until mixed well.  Season with salt and pepper.
Drizzle dressing over salad and toss together to coat.
Season with more salt and pepper if needed.
 

adapted from Real Simple

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