Oh man….one bite of CFA’s Market Salad a few months ago changed me. It renewed my hope and set me on a new course. The sky was bluer. The clouds puffier. The grass greener. It was beautiful.
Okay..maybe not, but it was seriously good. Since we don’t live near a CFA I get rare opportunities to indulge, but it has quickly become my fave option at CFA. Also, their fries and lemonade. Yum.
I made homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette to top this salad with. I’m listing the ingredients for the salad I used, but remember….amounts are negotiable. Use what suits your taste and is easily accessible for you. I love it with these ingredients and amounts, but it’s flexible. The tartness of the vinaigrette, apple and crumbled blue cheese, paired with the sweeteness of the berries and the mild greens flavors really make the salad memorable.
The amounts listed served four of us for a dinner meal with a bit leftover.
12 Cooked and sliced boneless chicken tenders
2 large handfuls Chopped Lettuce
2 large handfuls Chopped Spinach
1 handful Julienned Cabbage (I used half of a small cabbage)
1 medium Julienned Granny Smith Apple
1 cup Shredded Carrots
Crumbled Blue Cheese
Sunflower seeds (nuts would work as well)
To Do: Mix lettuce, spinach, carrots and cabbage in a large bowl. Add in sunflower seeds and apple slices.
To serve: Top salad with sliced chicken, blueberries, strawberries, Craisins, Blue Cheese and Apple Cider Vinaigrette.