Friday, May 7, 2010

Chicken Enchilada Salad, an In-Season Treat

We have recently signed up for weekly CSA (Community-Supported Agriculture) boxes.  Never have we eaten so much organic, in-season, local produce in all our lives.  Seriously, we just feel.. healthier.  You know, more energy and not yucky-feeling.  It's become a great reason to create new recipes, which is always exciting.  And by the way, if you live in California and are interested, we subscribe to Abundant Harvest Organics.  I couldn't be happier about the freshness (produce is picked the day before delivery) and the price.  Organic eating has been made affordable!  Also, if you're interested in making a little dough on the side, you might want to look into signing up as a community host.  I promise, I don't work for them, nor do I make any money off of plugging them, I just wanted to spread the goodness.

Back to the salad...

Organic Chicken Enchilada Salad (A Springtime/Fall-time, In-Season Recipe)
For the salad:
1-2 heads lettuce of your choice
3 radishes, thinly sliced
greens from the radishes
2 carrots, grated
1 avocado, sliced
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 jar olives, sliced
1 cup jack cheese, sliced into strips or grated
2 green onions, sliced
1 1/2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded (I used some I had from making stock)

Toss chicken with the enchilada sauce.  Layer ingredients or toss, as desired.  Serve dressing on the side or toss with the salad.

For the dressing:
1 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
1 cup salsa or leftover enchilada sauce
1 Tablespoon milk or water (optional, if you want to thin the dressing out.  I didn't.)

Put all dressing ingredients in a mason jar, close the lid tightly, and shake until blended.

El yummo.


  1. Ok, so I just have to tell you, I love the dressing for this recipe, however I was having a little sweet tooth at the moment and decided to play around with it. I added a little honey and oh my, its a whole new ball game :) Thought you might like to try it if you havent already :) Thanks for the great recipes, they are amazing!


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