Salad Hacks for an Easy Dinner

September 13, 2021 ยท by Brittani Scott

Everyone loves an easy dinner option, right? I'm sure I can't be the only one!

Pre-packaged chopped salads have been such a time saver for me when I needed something quick and on the healthier side. We eat them for lunch and dinner, and I wanted to share a few of my favorite salad hacks that take these to the next level! 

There are several brands that I use, including Taylor Farms, Dole, and generic grocery store brands. Taylor Farms is a personal favorite! I add the extra ingredients to taste to transform bag into meal. You can toss everything together in a large serving bowl, toss the salad and add the toppings on top, or build a salad bar and let your friends or family add want they want. 

Chicken & Avocado Ranch Salad

  • Avocado Ranch Chopped Kit (Includes crispy corn and cheese.)
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Avocado (Diced)
  • Chicken (Shredded Rotisserie or Grilled)

To add more flavor to the chicken (1 lb.), try this marinade:

  • 1/4 Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • Juice from 1 Lime
  • 1 Tbsp. of Olive Oil
  • 2 Minced Garlic Cloves 
  • 1/2 Tsp. each of
    • Chili Powder
    • Cumin
    • Salt
    • Pepper

Mix ingredients, marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, then grill or pan fry in a little olive oil.

Dill Pickle & Tuna Salad

  • Dill Pickle Chopped Kit (Includes dill pickle brioche crouton crumbles.)
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Dill Pickles (Chopped or Hamburger Slices)
  • Crispy Dillies 
  • 1 Can of Tuna (Drained)

You can also make a quick Tuna Salad by mixing the tuna with mayo, mustard, pickle juice, salt, and pepper to taste, then adding it on top! 

Buffalo Chicken & Ranch

  • Buffalo Ranch Chopped Kit (Different brands include different toppings.)
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Buffalo Chicken Breast
    • Season with Salt & Pepper
    • Grill or Pan Fry in a little Olive Oil
    • Toss in your favorite Buffalo Sauce

Salsa Ranch Taco Salad

  • Salsa Ranch Chopped Kit (Includes tortilla strips and cheese.)
  • Cilantro
  • Cherry Tomatoes or Roma Tomatoes (Diced)
  • Avocado (Diced)
  • Black Beans (Rinsed)
  • Corn
  • Taco Meat
    • Ground Beef
    • Taco Seasoning Packet
    • Cook according to the seasoning packet.
  • Salsa 

I hope you enjoy these salad hacks! I'd love to hear what your favorite salad toppings and hacks are. Join the conversation over on Instagram and let us know!

Brittani Scott

About Brittani Scott

Brittani Scott is a follower of Jesus who is passionate about connecting others to Him through worship, blogging, and more. She is happily married to the love of her life and together they are planting a church in Seattle. Find Brittani on Instagram @BrittaniScott.