Birthday Salad

Birthday salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 to 8
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 6 cups salad vegetables (e.g., lettuce, or a mix of different varieties of lettuce, arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers)
  • 2 chicken breast fillets (seasoned minimally with salt and pepper then grilled)
  • 1 to 2 roasted bell peppers
  • 1 handful toasted and chopped nuts (we used walnuts)
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs sliced
  • 1 to 2 handfuls seedless grapes halved

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 2 lemons (if you have the time, I suggest that you add the lemon zest too — see tips)
  • salt to taste
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped parsley


  • Mix together all the ingredients for the dressing.
  • Cut the chicken and pepper into bite-size pieces. Do the same with the tomatoes and cucumbers, if using. Tear the lettuce into smaller pieces.
  • Place the veggies in a salad bowl. Add the chicken, pepper, eggs, nuts and grapes. Drizzle the salad dressing over everything. Toss lightly. Serve.