Kalamata Chicken Salad

Leave a comment

2015/07/09 by nikkiledford

Hey, remember when I said I was going to be on the radio? Well, I was! Here’s the Real Talk San Diego recording if you wanna listen into some kick-butt local AM broadcasting action.

In this post I will teach you how to upgrade a classic — chicken salad!

This Mediterranean-inspired version of chicken salad looks fancy and makes a fantastic meal for a warm summer day.

Most of the ingredients are pre-made which means you get to spend less time cooking and more time EATING!

Kalamata Chicken Salad


Kalamata Chicken Salad

1 lb. chicken thighs, lightly seasoned and grilled (or use any leftover chicken you have, just chopped roughly)
1 bag spinach (about 6 c.)
1/2 c. kalamata olives, roughly chopped
1/2 c. marinated artichoke hearts, roughly chopped
1/4 c. sun-dried tomatoes, sliced thinly
3 sprigs of parsley, leaves only chopped
2 Tbsp. capers
olive oil
red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

  1. In a large skillet, add about 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Sauté spinach until wilted, season with a bit of sea salt and pepper.
  3. Roughly chop chicken and place in a medium bowl.
  4. In the bowl, add artichoke, olive, tomato, parsley, and capers.
  5. Toss with a drizzle of olive oil and red wine vinegar.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve over wilted greens.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


PUMPKIN FIG OATS //Caught some morning light on my morning bowl of goodness. I made this last week and it was so good (and loved by my child) that I made another batch! I don't know if it's the figs or golden raisins, the coconut milk or the collagen, or maybe it's the banana and the pumpkin that make this bowl of oats absolutely satisfying for a day of leading, teaching, cooking, sweating, loving, and seeking. 
#sometimesibreakfast #sometimesidont #glutenfreeoats #notpaleo #dairyfreeoats INGREDIENTS // one of my favorite activities is going out for coffee. For me, the sights, sounds, and smells of a coffee shop signal rest and I enter into a state of slowing down, more observing and less doing. Lately, I haven't been out to coffee too often because 1. It's expensive and 2. I don't tolerate dairy and I'm not much of a black coffee drinker so at most shops I'm limited to their dairy-free options. While it's nice to have nut milks available, I have discovered that all the other ingredients in these alternative drinks do NOT do my body any good. 
A solution to would be to bring my own homemade milk, but I don't always have some ready or I forget to put a bit in a small container (which then gives me the fun task of toting around a dirty jar in my car all day). These smaller bottles of almond milk are perfect for adding to my coffee when I'm out as most dairy-free milks come in huge cartons and are inconvenient for a coffee outing.  @popandbottle only uses basic, real food ingredients for their almond milk. They even sweeten it with a bit of date! 
I like to think that I always have a choice about what I put in my body. Sometimes I'll have to settle for black coffee, but if I plan a bit, I can still enjoy my coffee outings without ultimately compromising on what is best for me in the long run. SNACKS // kept it really simple today during meal prep. This is a tasty bowl of yams, banana, almond butter, and coconut flakes. FAST FOOD// Roasted all these veggies last night for a tasty quick lunch. Added a new find from Whole Foods. @goodlovinfoods lemon garlic dip. If you like bitchen sauce, you'll like this (!! bonus, they don't use any soy ingredients either !!)

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 791 other followers

%d bloggers like this: