Every few months or so my husband and I decide to start eating healthy again and will do so for a month or two. During this time I look for easy to make meals that are healthy, hearty, and ready in 30 minutes or less. It's hard to find a lot of quick and healthy meals to make after work.
I usually try to make entree salads one time a week and a giant pot of soup another day of the week. This usually makes enough for 3 dinners plus a lunch or two. Salads can range from Italian chopped salads to steak salads with fries or buffalo chicken salads. We are basically up for anything.
This week I'm sharing the recipe for Chicken Fajita Salad Bowls. These were really easy to make and customize depending on who was eating them.. They start out with a bed of your favorite greens. We used iceberg, romaine, and Bibb lettuce.
Next you need to pick your toppings. Since I was making these fajita salads I chose to make sauteed peppers and onions as well as corn, avocado, and cheese. Instead of cutting up soft tortillas or using tortilla chips I simply bought a bag of salad topper tortilla strips. That way all I had to do was pour them on top of the salad.
I cooked them chicken with fajita seasonings but I saved some of the fajita seasoning for on top of the onions and peppers as well. Other toppings that would be good include tomatoes, refried beans, sour cream , cilantro, or salsa. I actually used a touch of salsa and sour cream on top of mine but they aren't pictured.
Now lets talk about the dressing. There are three types of dressings that are easy to make and I think would be great for these salad bowls. The first is salsa ranch which is just how it sounds. You mix equal parts of ranch dressing and salsa then pour it over top of the salads. Another great dressing would be a combination of sour cream, cumin, lime, and salsa. This makes a tangy dressing that is great. The one I went for want a chili lime vinaigrette which I'll share the recipe for below.
This is a delicious salad and if you build it piece by piece it ends up looking pretty as well. You could totally make this one for a dinner party or just for a quiet night at home. We enjoyed all the toppings and the chili lime vinaigrette was perfect with the fajita seasoning on the chicken and vegetables.
A Hezzi-D Original recipe
For the salad:
For the dressing:
A Hezzi-D Original recipe
Healthier Recipes for the New Year
- Chicken Fajita Salad Bowls from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
- Diet Chocolate Ice Cream Soda from Art of Natural Living
- Keto Egg Casserole from Our Good Life
- Light Bacon Broccoli Salad from That Recipe
- Ribbons of Brussels Sprouts from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Slow Cooker Chicken and Barley Soup from Cheese Curd in Paradise
- Tex-Mex Pad Thai from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures