This is the spring salad we’ve all been waiting for — I sizzled some chicken in NOW Foods’ almond flour and avocado oil to achieve a crispy crust and then loaded up a lettuce base with protein-packed, vibrant ingredients. Recreate this giant salad with me!

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 head lettuce, chopped
  • 8 chicken breast tenders
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup NOW Organic Almond Flour q Salt + pepper
  • 3 tablespoons NOW Avocado Oil, divided
  • 1 cup NOW Organic Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 8 ounces halloumi cheese, cubed and grilled
  • 1 cup blistered mini bell peppers
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 handful fresh basil, ribboned
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Flaky sea salt

To Prep Chicken:

Whisk eggs in one shallow dish, and toss almond flour with a pinch of salt and pepper in a second shallow dish. Heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat in a nonstick pan. Roll chicken in egg and almond flour. Grill chicken for approximately 4-5 minutes per side, until the crust is golden and the internal temperature reads 165 °F. Remove chicken from heat and slice.

To Build Salad:

Add lettuce, quinoa, peppers, tomatoes, halloumi, grilled chicken, avocado, and basil to a large bowl. Whisk together remaining avocado oil, lemon juice, mustard, and flaky sea salt. Pour over salad and serve.

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