I love having hearty salads during the heat of the summer. In my family for a salad to be the main course it really has to be loaded and this salad is just that. The fresh flavor of lemon gives this beautiful brightly colored salad an amazing taste. Lemon Pepper seasoning can easily be obtained at most grocery stores but if you can not find it you can use fresh lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper as an alternative.
1 small head of lettuce, washed and cut
2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes, washed
1/4 cup fresh mint, washed and chopped
10 pieces of turkey bacon, cooked and chopped
1 cup shredded cheese
4 chicken breast, skinless, boneless and diced
2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning
3 slices of white bread, cubed
1 clove of garlic, crushed
4 tablespoons olive oil
1. In a 9-inch skillet on medium heat add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, chicken and lemon pepper seasoning. Cook until chicken is no longer pink about 10 minutes. Set aside. In the same pan on medium-high heat add the remaining olive oil and garlic. Add bread cubes and saute until bread is completely toasted 5-8 minutes.
2. In a large bowl add lettuce, cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes, mint, turkey, cheese, chicken and croutons. Mix well and serve.