Summer is in full swing and there is nothing that I enjoy more than a patio, a glass of red wine and a delicious healthy salad!  I want my salads to be yummy without compromising the “yummy mummy” shape that I am striving for!

Salads in restaurants can be deceiving.  Just because you order greens does NOT mean it is healthy.  In fact, some salads pack more of a caloric punch than a cheeseburger…Yikes!

I love tossing things up with my salads and try to replicate a delicious and healthy version of my fav’s.

Try Chef Erin’s delicious Santa Fe Chicken Salad for dinner tonight!  Your taste buds and waist line will thank you 😉 Serves 4.

Cajun Chicken Breasts:

Rub 2 chicken breasts with olive oil; sprinkle chili powder liberally on both sides.  Grill over medium high heat till cooked; slice diagonally into 1/4 ” wide slices.

Avocado Lime Dressing: 

  • 1/2 Ripe avocado
  • Juice and zest of 1 lime
  • 3 Tbsp good olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Clove garlic, crushed
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Blend well in magic bullet


  • 1/2 cup chopped Medjool Dates
  • 2 small corn tortillas
  • Olive oil to lightly crisp tortillas
  • 4-5 cups mixed lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 cob corn
  • 1 can rinsed black beans
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts
  • Black olives to taste


  • Slice corn tortilla into very thin strips and lightly crisp in olive oil; drain on paper towel until most of oil is removed, salt and set aside
  • Cut fresh kernels from cob
  • Place lettuce in large bowl; toss with enough dressing to lightly coat
  • In a separate small bowl, stir together chopped dates, corn and drained black beans
  • Add gently to lettuce
  • Top with avocado, feta cheese, chicken slices, chopped peanuts and tortilla pieces
  • Add a sprig of cilantro



Enjoy 🙂

Kelly, Erin, S & O xo