This is a hearty main course salad that’s especially easy to assemble if you have cooked chicken on hand - or buy a rotisserie chicken. The salad pictured here is served at Bryant Park Cafe.
|3||tablespoons red wine vinegar|
|Salt and pepper, to taste|
|1||teaspoon Dijon mustard|
|1/2||cup olive oil|
|1||head romaine lettuce, cut crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices|
|1/2||large sweet onion, thinly sliced into rings|
|3||cooked chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch chunks (or 4 to 5 cups cooked chicken)|
|3||eggs, hard-cooked, peeled, and quartered lengthwise|
|8||strips bacon, cooked and broken up|
|2||ripe avocados, halved, pitted, and sliced|
|2||cups halved grape or cherry tomatoes|
|3||ounces blue cheese, crumbled|
2. On a large, shallow serving dish or platter, combine the romaine, watercress, and onion rings. Sprinkle with about 1/3 cup of the dressing and use tongs to toss gently.
3. Spread the chicken, eggs, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, and blue cheese over the greens. Drizzle with the remaining dressing. Add more salt and pepper. Lisa Zwirn