Baby romaine and red leaf lettuces are the base for this vegetable-packed salad. Topped with chicken and black beans, then drizzled with a honey mustard poppyseed dressing, this salad made me very happy today! I might as well confess that I'm a bit obsessive about salad dressings. I tried three other versions before this one and this is a winner!
I went to the Farmer's Market this weekend and came home with so many great new vegetables to try! This week, in my CSA box from Chow Locally, I had Watermelon Radishes. Have you heard of them before? I hadn't. They are so pretty! I'm not normally a big fan of radishes, but these are different. The flavor is mild and almost sweet. As you can see from the picture below, they look like miniature slices of watermelon when you slice them.
Garden Fresh Chicken and Black Bean Salad
Baby romaine lettuce, washed, dried and torn into bite size pieces
Red leaf lettuce, washed, dried and torn into bite size pieces
Sunburst tomatoes, sliced in half
Grape tomatoes, sliced in half
Cucumber, sliced thinly
Carrots, sliced thinly
Watermelon radish, sliced very thinly
Black beans - canned or pre-cooked, rinsed and well-drained
Chicken, diced into bite size pieces
Adjust all ingredients according to taste. Layer onto plates as listed above. Drizzle with favorite salad dressing or try this Honey Mustard Poppyseed.