Elaine:
Can I have a big salad?

Waitress:
A big salad?

Elaine:
You see… It’s a salad, only bigger, with lots of stuff in it.

Waitress:
I can bring you two small salads.

Elaine:
Could you put it in a big bowl?

Waitress:
We don’t have big bowls…

Try this Big Ass Salad for dinner tonight. It is a quick, simple recipe to whip up for dinner while saving half for lunch the following day.

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest and juice
  • 6 cups fresh greens, such as romaine
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved if large avocado, bacon, eggs, for serving.

Directions

1. Toss the chicken with olive oil, herbs, paprika, lemon, salt, and pepper. Grill 5-8 minutes per side until cooked through.

2. For the vinaigrette: combine 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil, 2 teaspoons dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes in a jar.

3. Combine the greens, tomatoes, avocado, chicken, bacon, and eggs. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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