Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sunshine Salad

sunshine salad

ne of my favorite places to eat is a little pizza place by my house called Sazza. Sazza's ingredients are mostly organic and bursting with unique flavor combinations. My favorite salad on the menu is their Sunshine Salad with Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette. I crave this salad on a daily basis so I thought I would try and recreate it at home, and it was a success. Here is to happy and healthy eating!

Salad Ingredients

1 large bag of field greens
1 tomato, diced
1 green bell peppers, seeded and diced
1 cucumber, peeled, and diced
1 can of garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup of unsalted sunflower seeds
1 cup of sharp white cheddar cheese, grated
4 grilled chicken breasts, sliced (optional)


Prepare all of your vegetables. Grill your chicken and set aside to cool. Mix in a large bowl your greens, vegetables, seeds, cheese, and sliced grilled chicken. Top with your creamy lemon vinaigrette, serve.

Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette

1/2 large egg yolk
2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbs. heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground pepper


In a small bowl whisk the egg yolk and the lemon juice. Slowly add in the olive oil and cream whisking rapidly. Season with salt and pepper.



  1. This sounds delicious Laura, I'm going to ahve to try it!


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