Conagra Brands sponsored this post, but the opinions are my own.
As the weather changes to cooler temperatures, there is nothing better than a delicious pot pie. With school obligations, work, and a busy routine, having a delicious and easy meal for weeknights is a must. That’s why I was happy to share one of our favorite Easy Chopped Salad Recipe ideas that pair wonderfully with the always classic Banquet Chicken Pot Pie!
Making a healthy and hearty meal on busy weeknights is often a struggle. Working from home can sometimes make it tough for me to stick to a routine. Before I know it, dinnertime has arrived and I have a Wee Child asking me what he is having. While I am currently eating a plant-based diet, I don’t want him to go without the comfort foods he loves. So, Banquet Pot Pies are an ideal answer. I can create a wonderful easy chopped salad recipe that goes alongside his favorite Banquet Chicken Pot Pie in minutes that will also serve as a great meal for myself.
Why Chicken Pot Pie?
Convenience doesn’t have to mean it doesn’t taste good. One of my favorite freezer meals has always been the chicken pot pie. With a homemade flaky crust that everyone will love, it brings to mind the favorite cool evenings of fall and winter. There is nothing as satisfying as spooning out a scoop of warm creamy pot pie with peas, carrots, chicken, and the best crust. Since I can make this in the oven in just 35 minutes it makes it super easy to fit into a busy evening.
While the Banquet Pot Pie offers an all in one meal, we like to add a bit more to our meals. A nice easy chopped salad recipe is a perfect addition that provides some nutrient dense flavor to help satisfy my tween son and his large appetite. This recipe is a super easy addition, that comes together in minutes with a light delicious dressing.
Keeping dinner affordable and functional
Just because I have chosen a plant-based diet doesn’t mean that dinner time has to be expensive or hard to make. Using Banquet Chicken Pot Pie as a great meal option for my son is perfect. Not only are they always affordable at Walmart, they are a great easy to make a functional meal everyone in the house loves.
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Easy Chopped Salad Recipe
Ingredients for chopped salad:
1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
1 cup chopped spinach
1 cup chopped mixed baby greens
1 cucumber chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 carrot, shredded or chopped fine
1 cup broccoli, chopped
1 Roma tomato, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1/2 cup edamame
1/2 cup blueberries
Ingredients for Balsamic Dressing:
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 teaspoon miso paste
1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
Prepare all salad ingredients by chopping into similar sizes (approximately 1/4-1/2″ cubes if possible)
Set aside in large bowl
In salad shaker or blender, mix together ingredients for balsamic dressing (vinegar, oils, miso paste, molasses, and sesame seeds)
Shake or blend until well combined.
Pour over chopped salad and mix until well coated.
Serving easy healthy meals
This recipe is a great choice to go alongside your favorite Banquet Pot Pie. A full meal that satisfies your family while keeping you in budget and without stress at dinnertime is a must.
- 1 cup chopped iceberg lettuce
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 1 cup chopped mixed baby greens
- 1 cucumber chopped2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 carrot, shredded or chopped fine
- 1 cup broccoli, chopped
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- ½ cup edamame
- ½ cup blueberries
- Ingredients for Balsamic Dressing:
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- ⅛ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoon miso paste
- 1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
- 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
- Prepare all salad ingredients by chopping into similar sizes (approximately ¼-1/2" cubes if possible)
- Set aside in large bowl
- In salad shaker or blender, mix together ingredients for balsamic dressing (vinegar, oils, miso paste, molasses, and sesame seeds)
- Shake or blend until well combined.
- Pour over chopped salad and mix until well coated.