This post has been sponsored by Pampered Chef. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Nobody likes a soggy, sad desk salad… so I’m always finding ways to keep it FRESH at lunch and since we are in salad season, nothing could be easier to throw together… but how to keep it crisp? I took the Pampered Chef Salad Cutting Bowl Set for a spin and this is the real deal.
You literally can throw the ingredients in, WHOLE and prepare a chopped salad at work or while you’re out and about picnicking it up this season!! This is a major timesaver, money saver, and a great way to make sure your ingredients stay fresh.
Firstly, when trying this out for the first time… I was pleasantly surprised at how EASY and durable the product was. You can watch the on how to use it, and once you get the hang of it, you’ll be as obsessed as I am. Grab my delish Cilantro-Lime Green Chopped Salad I made right here.
Cilantro-Lime Green Chopped Salad (Paleo)
This flavorful fiesta in a bowl is a simple salad to toss together - perfect for lunch and picnics!
- 1 chicken breast butterflied or chicken cutlet
- 1 small head romaine lettuce
- 1/4 th cabbage head
- 1/4 th red onion
- ½ avocado
- 1 mini cucumber
- 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil divided
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 small bunch fresh cilantro
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Optional topping: hemp seeds or favorite nuts/seeds
- Optional topping: Handful grain-free tortilla chips I used Siete brand
Season chicken with salt and pepper, and to a cast iron pan add 1 tsp olive oil over medium heat. Cook on each side for approx. 3-4 minutes until cooked inside (juices run clear). Set aside to cool.
Next, add your veggies into the main compartment bowl of the salad cutting kit and make sure they fit so you can snap on the lids. Lastly, add the chicken once its come to room temperature.
Make the dressing: combine olive oil, lime juice, and chopped cilantro with sea salt in the dressing compartment - give it a good shake now and before you pour onto the salad.
Lastly, add your optional toppings such as chips and seeds to the top compartment with the dressing and pack away!
When ready to serve, follow the salad bowl directions to cut all the ingredients (except toppings and avocado skin), making this a fresh chopped salad. Pour dressing and toppings over top, mix it up with the lid on to distribute the dressing, and enjoy!
My clients are always looking for better ways to pack their meals up if they’re going to invest the time and effort to meal prep, and with this, your time is cut in half, which is even better. I also love how Pampered Chef makes such an effort to keep its tools easy, functional, and FUN which translates into smoother cooking. If you’re into this too, you can check out how to become a Pampered Chef Consultant and show off your fancy skills to all your friends, spreading the mission of COOKING AT HOME while earning an income!
I remember as a kid sneaking into these Pampered Chef parties my Mom would attend and it was always the best… I should have known my future would be a food blogging Nutritionist 🙂
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This post has been sponsored by Pampered Chef. All thoughts and opinions are my own. As a reminder, I only work with brands I use and would recommend.