Loaded Power Salad

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After a bit of an indulgent weekend, I think we can all agree that an epic loaded power salad with tons of fresh produce and a basil vinaigrette is the best way to start the week!

Power Salad ::What's Gaby Cooking

In my world, life is really all about balance!! The healthy with the indulgent. The super active days with the lazy days. The yoga clothes with the occasional heels and red lip. It all needs to balance each other out. So after a particularly indulgent few days up in Napa Valley (hello wine, cheese, pizza, carbs, more carbs and cocktails), my body is craving some fresh produce! This power salad is my answer to those weekends. It's loaded with fresh market lettuce, tons of colorful vegetables, my favorite basil vinaigrette and a bit of feta to give it a salty kick! {because we can't just go cold turkey when it comes to cheese!}

I'll be noshing on this all week long so that by the time next weekend rolls around, I won't feel quite so guilty when I hit the town for a decadent meal or happy hour!

Loaded Power Salad :: What's Gaby Cooking

Power Salad

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.8 from 4 votes
After a bit of an indulgent weekend, I think we can all agree that an epic loaded power salad with tons of fresh produce is the best way to start the week!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings


  • 2-3 cups market lettuce any variety will work
  • 1 cup of canned chickpeas drained
  • 1 red pepper bell medium dice
  • 1 yellow bell pepper , medium dice
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ english cucumber chopped or sliced
  • 6 green onions sliced
  • ½ cup feta cheese
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1 recipe Basil Vinaigrette


  • Arrange the greens on on a large serving bowl. Arrange the other ingredients in groups on top of the greens.
  • Serve with the Basil Vinaigrette served on the side


I love serving dressing on the side of a salad so everyone gets exactly what they want.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 544kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 685mg | Potassium: 1275mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3280IU | Vitamin C: 215mg | Calcium: 291mg | Iron: 4mg
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Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking


  1. I totally agree! I love a big salad to set me straight. This really looks amazing Gaby. I need that basil dressing in my life.

  2. The only response to someone making you this salad, would be, "I love you." I mean seriously, if a woman made me this salad, that would be enough for me. I would marry that woman.

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