Chopped Salad With Chicken

A somewhat heartier salad that’s packed with a little more protein for when you want a little something more. Serves 2 as a main entrée.

Combine the following:

1 cucumber, diced
1 red or green bell pepper
2 stalks of celery, diced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives, halved
¼ cup sliced green onions
1 cup cooked black beans
2 cups chopped hearty greens such as romaine, kale, or Italian parsley
2 cups roasted chilled diced chicken

The Dressing:

2/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tb dijon mustard
1 tsp dried tarragon
½ tsp kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste
1 clove crushed garlic

Toss all of the salad ingredients together in a large bowl with the dressing and let rest for about 10 minutes (or longer) to incorporate the flavors nicely, then serve.