March 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm
by Irina Gonzalez
Even though it’s only the middle of March, the weather outside has been super warm this whole week. After a winter of having more than my share of slow cooker soups (like the vegetable split pea soup I made last week), I’m now officially in the mood for salad. It’s been a while since I’ve had some really, fresh greens and, since I usually make vegetarian or vegan slow cooker recipes, I thought a chicken salad would be a nice change.
I went on a search to see what kind of salads I could dig up and found some really delicious ones I’ll be trying shortly. Some of these are served in lettuce leaves (like those above), some are as a sandwich and others are made with a bed of greens. Whichever one I choose, though, they all look pretty delicious.
1. Slow Cooker Wild Rice with Chicken and Sugar Snap Peas: The combination of some fresh rice and sugar snap peas with the chicken just reminds me of summer so much. It’s such a simple, light recipe that I can’t wait to have this one.
2. Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwiches: I’m a huge fan of Caesar salad, so this one seems like a natural for me. I love that this recipe makes sandwiches, since this one may be absolutely perfect for the Spring picnic I’m planning.
3. Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Salad: The Asian flavors in this salad are absolutely delectable. I love the combination of Romaine lettuce, pineapple chunks and cashews in the salad that’s topped by the amazing Asian chicken recipe.
4. Slow Cooker Chicken Rio Salad: Since I’m half Cuban, I really gravitate towards Latin food sometimes, so this Mexican-inspired dish is perfect for me. I love the chili powder and cumin with the chicken, plus the tomatillos in the salad.
5. Slow Cooker Thyme Chicken Salad: This recipe actually sort of reminds me of a Greek salad, since it uses kalamata olives, tomatoes and feta cheese along with the chicken. It can also be served over rice if you’re looking for a heartier meal.
Have you ever tried making a salad in your slow cooker? How did it turn out? Have any recipes to share? Tell us in the comments below!