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!
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!
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