Today I was craving a big salad. A big, fruity salad. With chicken. I had lettuce from my salad drawer, I had kiwis, fresh pineapple and madarin oranges. I had all the makings for a great salad. Everything, except the dressing.
We had ranch dressing, but that didn’t seem right.
We had a light olive oil & vinegar, but that didn’t really strike my fancy, either. I wanted a sweet dressing, but had nothing on hand. At least, nothing already made.
I had ingredients, though! And here we go!
I pulled out some Olive Oil Mayo (lower in calories than traditional mayo), low fat sour cream, honey, poppy seeds and a can of mandarin oranges (canned in their own juice).
Orange Poppy Seed Dressing
– Dervied from this recipe
- 3 tb. Mayonnaise
- 3 tb. Low Fat Sour Cream
- 1/4 cup Mandarin Orange Juice (poured straight from the can)
- 1 tb. Honey
- 2 tsp. poppy seeds
Whisk together well.
After I put together the dressing, I pulled out the rest of a rotisserie chicken that I bought at Sam’s Club yesterday. I cut up about 8 oz. of chicken and poured about 2 Tb. of teriyaki sauce over it. I stirred that together, then put it in a skillet to warm.
While the chicken was warming, I peeled 2 kiwis and chopped up some pineapple spears (also purchased at Sam’s). I finished draining off the juice from the mandarin oranges.
Once the chicken was heated through, I pulled out a jar of lettuce and dumped it in a large plate. I added dressing, 4 ounces of the chicken, half of the fruit and some of the dressing.
Here is the finished product: