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macho salad

Macho Salad… I Mean, Really?

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: American


Macho salad is so good. With it creamy cheese, crunchy cornbread croutons, avocado and sweet dates-well, it’s hard to go wrong with this macho salad recipe!


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1 t spicy brown mustard

1 large garlic clove, pressed or minced

1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 T apple cider vinegar

1 1/2 t brown sugar

1/4 t salt

1/4 t black pepper

1/2 t Italian seasoning

1/3 c olive oil


4 x 6″ square of cornbread cut into big cubes (Bake these is a 300 degree oven after tossing with 1 T olive oil for 20 minutes until they are dry and crouton-like)

3 1/2 c of salad greens – I used spinach and arugula

1 c shredded roast chicken (I used deli chicken)

2 t chopped Dates or golden raisins

10 baby tomatoes quartered

1/2 avocado cubed

1/2 c sliced almonds

2 oz goat or feta cheese, crumbled

2 chopped green onions

1/3 c drained corn or fresh roasted if you have it


Combine all dressing ingredients except oil in a large mixing cup or bowl. Mix well and then slowly drizzle in the olive oil using a mini whisk to emulsify the dressing. (I used all the dressing on the salad but you may like more or less.)

Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with dressing. Dive in and sing Macho Man!


Feel free to use this dressing on other salads. It is so good!