I like spinach artichoke dips in restaurants. However, like many restaurateurs, I’m not too crazy about the ingredients used (like corn chips made from vegetable oils).
Fortunately, one of my favorite hobbies is how to make these healthier recipes at home. I like my version so much that I decided to turn it into a salad! This spinach artichoke chicken salad has all the flavors of dip but it is so light and healthy.
Turning spinach artichoke dip into salad
For the salad version I, instead of frozen spinach, I use fresh leafy spinach which I use for dip. If you’re upset that you didn’t get around planting anything this year, it probably won’t be too late! Spinach prefers cool weather and can be planted in late summer for a good fall harvest. If you want to try it out, but don’t want to dig into your ass, try making a planter box.
Once the spinach is ready, I chop off the leftover pre-cooked chicken (grilling as usual when cooking for another meal is a great strategy). Since it’s left over, it’s already cold, which is great for this meal. Then I toss in artichoke hearts, feta and cubed mozzarella cheese. I drizzle it with nice, creamy, caesarean dressing and it’s done.
If I have already prepared chicken on hand, it only takes me ten minutes to make this salad!
Spinach artichoke chicken salad recipe
On a classic spinach and artichoke dip salad full of protein. Dairy optional. A quick idea of lunch!
- 8 Cup Fresh spinach
- 2 Pound Cooked chicken (Chopped)
- 15 Oz Marinette Artichoke Hearts
- ½ Cup Mozzarella cheese (Optional)
- ¼ Cup Caesar dressing (Or balsamic vinegar)
- ½ Cup feta cheese (Optional)
Divide the spinach evenly between the four plates.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together all the ingredients except the feta cheese.
Divide the chicken mixture evenly between the spinach plates.
Sprinkle with feta and serve.
Layered ingredients in a mason jar with spinach on top and store in the refrigerator for easy lunch.
Service: 1Salad | Calories: 560kcal | Carbohydrates: 9Yes | Protein: 57Yes | Fat: 31Yes | Saturated fat: 8Yes | Cholesterol: 179But | Sodium: 1189But | Potassium: 1196But | Fiber: 4Yes | Sugar: 3Yes | Vitamin A: 6931IU | Vitamin C: 42But | Calcium: 262But | Iron: 4But
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As an entry, salads are frequently served at our home for lunch and dinner. Although we often have salads, it’s not really boring because I’ve had recipes like this over the years. Here are some of our favorites:
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