I’ve been craving a good salad lately and finally put one together last night. On Mondays I generally pick up a rotisserie chicken and incorporate it into our dinner that night. We have a lot going on this summer with baseball camps, swim lessons, and other activities, so anything that can help me be more time efficient is a winner.
I chopped up grape tomatoes, an avocado and some yellow squash for color (since corn, a typical BBQ salad staple, isn’t Paleo).
I shredded the chicken and coated with barbecue sauce in a bowl. Also, I crushed up root chips (beet, plantain, and sweet potato) for crunch and some added sweetness. Obviously you can throw whatever sounds good in there – that’s the beauty of a salad. I tend to think the more things, the better! Pistachios are another good choice for texture and crunch.
This salad almost doesn’t need a dressing because the BBQ sauce is so flavorful. But, if you’re so inclined, throw a vinaigrette on there, or a ranch, or even better – ranch mixed with BBQ sauce (which, of course, makes it not strict Paleo). Pretty light and satisfying for summer!