When ordering out at your favorite restaurant, do you order the same thing every time or do you try out the whole menu? Jake and I are completely guilty of ordering the EXACT same thing every time we got to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants.
We don’t go out very often, maybe once every other week. But when we do it is this Mexican place where everything is made fresh and from fresh ingredients (which is very important to me). They even make the guacamole right in front of you! I actually have to recreate the guacamole for you guys here because it is THAT good!
Well, when we go Jake orders the steak fajitas and I ALWAYS get their “ Chicken La Flaka Salad”. Guys, I literally dream about this salad ALL. Week. Long. It’s humungous, packed with fresh veggies and grilled chicken. Instead of dressing I just use salsa and some guacamole! It’s absolutely delicious.
So, I knew I HAD to recreate it here at home so I can have my “La Flaka Salad” anytime I want! “La Flaka” translates into Skinny Girl…so I love it even more.
I seriously can’t get enough of this salad. I made it twice last week and ran out of lettuce! Trust me, this salad is going to make you want to eat all your veggies!
Chicken La Flaka Salad:Simple grilled chicken is laid on top of a bed of lettuce, cilantro, cucumbers, red onion, black beans, and tons of other vegetables. Making this salad one of my top 10 favorites!
4 chicken breasts
1 head of romaine, chopped into small pieces
½ red onion, diced
⅓ cup steamed corn
1 can of reduced sodium black beans
½ cucumber, diced
1 medium tomato, diced
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
½ cup chopped purple cabbage
⅓ cup of queso, crumbled
Your favorite salsa, for dressing
1 avocado, sliced
Spritz of lime juice
Fire up the grill or in my case a griddle pan on medium
Rub chicken with salt and pepper and grill unto cooked through (8-10 minutes)
Let chicken cool before slicing (5 minutes)
Start assembling the salads (I like using a large plate)
Add 2 cups romaine, handful of purple cabbage, cucumbers, cilantro, ⅓ of avocado, tomato, onion, black beans, corn, and sprinkle some queso on top.
Add sliced chicken and a spritz of lime juice and enjoy!
Kellie Hemmerly says
I like to try something new when I go out but I could see sticking to this salad because it's killer! Definitely making this soon!
Nutmeg Nanny says
This salad looks loaded and delicious! During the winter I crave leafy goodness....yum!
[email protected] says
When I go out to eat, I stick to what I know. 🙂
I know I would be thinking about this salad 24/7! That sounds so, so good! All those flavors and textures, I think I'mma need some, stat! 😀
Paula - bell'alimento says
Now that's a salad I could sink my teeth into.
Claire Volkman says
This is definitely what I've been craving lately. Healthy salads!!
Martha @ A Family Feast says
I'm the same way - once I have a favorite dish at a restaurant, I never order anything else! And when I do - even if it's a fabulous dish - I'm slightly disappointed because it isn't the other dish... This salad looks delicious and I can totally see why you'd always order it!!
[email protected] Mom says
It certainly looks fabulous and filling for sure!
Mind Over Batter (@MindOvrBatterNY) says
I always try to order something different when I eat out. But! When you have a favorite, you have a favorite! I can see why you love this salad. It looks delicious. I love all the veggies packed into it!
Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says
I wish I was smart enough to order the same thing every time I went out. Instead, I decide to "experiment" and end up with something I don't like half the time. It's idiocy. This salad, however, would totally be something I'd order again and again. It looks so vibrant. Salad usually leaves me unsatisfied but I doubt this would.
Love all the good, fresh veggies in this salad. Putting it on my to-try list right now.
I love salads that have tons of vegetables mixed in, and this one looks so flavorful!
La Flaka is my kind of salad. I can see why you order it every time...I'd definitely do the same thing!
Back for Seconds says
Mmmmmm I LOVE salads like this! Delish!
The Food Hunter says
I love how healthy and delicious this is
Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez | girlichef.com says
Yum, I could definitely eat this salad on a daily basis - I love everything packed into it! And yes, super fun name! 🙂
Katie @ Pick Any Two says
YUM! Looks so delicious and fresh! Definitely pinning this to make soon.