The Bikini Chef® Salad
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 2 mins
Total time: 17 mins
This healthy salad came together on a whim with a few new ingredients and a few leftovers! Throw this together in minutes for a healthy side dish or compliment to a lunch or dinner entree. Add some diced grilled chicken and enjoy as a delicious #SOBikini meal the whole family will enjoy!
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
fine zest of 1 lemon
2 pinches of sea salt
at least 1 teaspoon black pepper
Italian dry seasoning (see notes), about 1 1/2 teaspoons
6-8 cups mixed greens
1/4 to 1/2 cup reduced fat feta cheese
3 roma tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped
2 to 3 celery stalks, diced at 1/4″ to 1/2″ slices
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup toasted whole almonds
Fresh corn kernels cut off the cob from 2 ears of boiled corn (good leftover use)
In large mixing bowl, combine oil, vinegar, sea salt, black pepper, lemon, Italian seasoning and whisk well until well combined.
Toss in mixed greens, feta cheese, tomatoes, celery, almonds, and corn.
Toss well to combine and enjoy!
The seasoning I used was a gift from my friend Kathleen Young of Kelley Young Wines in the Alexander Valley, CA. It is a wonderful blend of dried basil, crushed red pepper flakes and finely crumbled parmesan cheese. You can make it at home! Kathleen’s recipe is featured in the Recipe section: Mixed Garden Herbs Kathleen was recently a guest on
on AM 790 KABC radio. You can hear her interview by clicking on Podcast and searching Kelley Young wines.
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