There are always random "build your own Salad" joints popping up all over Manhattan, and usually they're a dime a dozen.... however my husband's new obsession, Sweetgreen is far from typical. With it's organic and healthy (but interesting) salad options, my husband goes there for lunch all the time.
The other week, I tried a bite of his salad, and was intrigued. It's loaded with a ton of great flavors and textures, and is insanely filling (but still healthy!) When I then saw how expensive salad was, my inner frugal woman went insane and I insisted, I could make 8 times the amount of salad for the same price as this small little salad they give you. And so that's what I did. Of course I made a few changes to suit what I wanted:
· Sweetgreen uses Almonds, and I used Candied Pecans (AWESOME change if I do say so myself)
· I also made a Pomegranate Vinaigrette which they don't use (I think they make a basic Balsamic Vinaigrette)
· I grilled my chicken with smoked paprika which gives such a great depth of flavor
This is a great salad to make in bulk, and then bring for lunch for the week.
Sweetgreen Kale Salad
A loaded Kale Salad full of Chicken, Wild Rice, Apples, Goat Cheese, Pecans and Cranberries