Monday, June 20, 2011

Chili Boat Salads

My dietitian tells me salads are healthy. So if I stick a childhood junk food favorite on top of a bunch of greens that definitely qualifies.

Ok, I’m not cool enough to have a dietitian, but if one saw my version of a chili boat I’d like to think they’d approve anyway.

I used a spicy bison and pork chili, but choose your favorite. A can of chili works as well.

Chili Boat Salads
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With all these toppings you’ll find there’s no need for salad dressing. For a vegetarian version use a homemade meatless chili or a canned product like Amy’s Organic Spicy Chili.

Lettuce of choice, lots
Warm Chili, preferably the spicy type
Onion, thinly sliced
Sliced black olives
Cheddar cheese, a small handful
Fritos, a small handful

Layer a dinner plate with lettuce, a good sized portion of chili, sliced onion to taste, black olives, cheddar cheese and Fritos.

By Laura Flowers.


Holly said...

I love that-junk food on your salad!! This looks really yummy!

Unknown said...

Heck ya, obviously it's healthy. Greens, protein, dairy, and corn, Corn chips are just ground corn ;)

The Cooking Photographer said...

Exactly! :)

Cakemol said...


Joanne said...

As a future physician of America, I totally approve.

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Great post... love the extra little crunch with the chili!


Mads said...

The imaginary dietician would totally approve of Fritos on a salad. How else are you supposed to eat it??

The Atwoods said...

Ooo what a great idea! I love chili but never fix it in the summertime...this is such a great way to enjoy it during the hot months!

Veronica said...

I've managed to convince myself that eating an entire jar of Nutella over the last two days is healthy because I'm studying for a test and fat is the best brain food. So I have no problem thinking corn chips on top of salad is healthy too!

Sue said...

Gotta love fritos! I do:) On this salad I can eat them guilt-free!

Salad Shooter said...

Yumm, definitely a great way to make fritos healthy. They are my favorite guilt food. Thanks for this way to eat them relatively guilt free!

Anonymous said...

Your salad looks wonderful. I love the Frito's topping :)

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