A light & vibrant Tomato Chicken Gorgonzola Salad! An easy gluten free recipe you can prep ahead of time and assemble during the week on the go. Paired with a creamy gorgonzola dressing, this flavorful salad is one you can enjoy all summer long! Gluten Free + Low Calorie
Whew! It sure feels good to be home friends! I was in Chicago for a few days last week attending a blogger sponsored even then spent the weekend visiting friends. While it’s good to get away, it always feels so good to be home. Travel really does make you appreciate home that much more!
Truthfully, I’m not sure how I survived traveling weekly as a consultant. Life on the road gets old fast. I love people watching to pass the time but geez people, suffice to say not everyone is as “nice” as they should be when they go out in public. I think there’s something that stresses people out over traveling and being airports. Myself included!
Now that I’m home, I’m getting back to my normal schedule. I’m still trying to figure out what that means in this new life of mine. Throw some travel at me with a two hour time difference and my whole world feels upside down. I have a zillion appointments this week too. That was probably poor planning on my part, but sometimes you just want them out of the way. You know?
So yes! Everything in my world feels completely thrown off right now. When I got home last night, I could not wait to eat some of my own, home cooked food. My stomach is still quite sensitive to anything other than what I make.
I think sometimes when you ask for something gluten free, there’s this misconception that it’s a diet trend instead of what it actually is, a food intolerance. Yeah, I’m pretty sure I was fed gluten on a couple occasions.
My belly is now bloated to the size of the Grand Canyon and I haven’t “gone” in a few days. If you get my drift. Every time I fly, I get backed up. No matter how much water or vegetables I try to ingest, it never fails. Does this happen to anyone else or is this phenomena only a Megan thing?
Needless to say, I will be eating a ton of salads this week. Roughage is the perfect solution to getting the GI track moving in the right direction again and this Tomato Chicken Gorgonzola Salad is definitely on my menu plan this week. It’s my latest obsession thanks to the abundance of juicy tomatoes everywhere lately!
Remember when I said I was going to recreate my favorite Chicken Gorgonzola Salad? Well, I did! The salad part was a no brainer, but decoding the dressing was a whole other ball game. I saved some of the dressing the last time I got take-out so I could test and compare at home. I can be clever sometimes! Eventually I got the dressing just right. It’s really quite simple, but the key is adding a bit of gorgonzola to it. You will love! I promise.
If you’re too busy to bake chicken, then I have a hack for you. Buy a Rotisserie chicken at the deli then when you get home and while it’s still hot, remove the skin, shred the chicken from the bone and store in a container in the fridge. That way you’ve got yourself set up for the week and don’t have to cook. All you have to do is assemble and devour your Tomato Chicken Gorgonzola Salad!
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Tomato Chicken Gorgonzola Salad
For the Salad:
In a small bowl, stir together the ingredients to make the dressing then set aside.
Assemble the salads by placing the mixed greens in a large bowl following by the shredded chicken, sliced tomatoes then crumbled gorgonzola. Drizzle the dressing on top of the salad and devour.
*I buy a cooked Rotisserie chicken, remove the skin and shred the chicken from the bone ahead of time. Alternatively you could bake 1 or 2 chicken breasts with salt, pepper and garlic powder and shred to have on hand.
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