Make this fresh, flavorful Fall salad for dinner tonight! Grilled Chicken and Apple Salad is a snap to throw together and features a homemade apple vinaigrette dressing.
This Grilled Chicken and Apple Salad is such a flavorful and healthy meal for Fall! Prep the grilled chicken the ahead of time and you can throw this dinner together in minutes.
As I was making this salad, I realized that I almost never serve salad as a side dish. It’s always a main dish in my house, complete with meat and other ingredients such as nuts, seeds or grains to make it extra filling.
Another must-have when I make a salad is a homemade dressing. It’s so simple to make dressings using ingredients you already have in the fridge. Homemade dressings are often better for you and taste better too!
How to Make Homemade Vinaigrette Dressing
This salad features a homemade apple vinaigrette dressing. It couldn’t be easier to make! All you have to do is add a few ingredients to a mason jar and mix it up before pouring over the salad.
I have found lately that at this stage of life with a toddler, it’s so much easier for me if I can prep some or all of our dinner early in the day. For some reason that 5 o’clock hour seems to be when William is the fussiest and the least likely to want to play independently.
For this salad, I was able to prep all the ingredients and begin to assemble the salad during William’s nap. Once my husband got home and we were ready to eat, I just pulled it out of the fridge and finished assembling everything.
But even if I had saved the prep work for right before we ate, I still could have made this salad in less than 15 minutes!