I’ve always been a huge fan of reality TV.
It may seem mindless, stupid, or not worth most people’s time. But there’s something very relaxing about watching reality TV. It soothes the soul after a long day. Its purpose is what television was intended for: an escape.
I’ve been watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians for years now. I’ve been known to binge several episodes in an afternoon. It’s great entertainment, in my opinion, because it gives me a nice escape from everyday life. These women live such luxurious and exotic lives that no one could ever even dream of—that’s the perfect escape.
If you’ve watched any bit of KUWTK, you’ve seen them eating the same salad over, and over, and over again. After doing a little bit of research, I found the salad came from a restaurant in California called Health Nut. The Kardashians typically eat one of two salads on the menu: the Chinese chicken salad or the “Deluxe” salad. The sisters get the salads in gigantic to-go bowls, shake them up, then go to town.
Most of the Kardashians eat the Chinese chicken salad, but I opted to try my hand at the Deluxe. It seemed like a refreshing salad to eat for lunch this week, and I had all the ingredients to whip it together. I think Kendall and Kylie would be pleased with my version…
I didn’t have any gigantic to-go salad containers, so I just grabbed the most comically large bowl out of my cupboard. How does the saying go? The larger the salad bowl, the closer to God?
The Deluxe salad is extremely basic (I opted for no mozzarella this time around) and pretty boring in terms of the salads I’ve made and eaten in my life, but you know what? I found myself eating it almost every single day for lunch. I actually started to crave it.
Maybe there is something to this magical salad after all?
Without further adieu, here’s the classic Kardashian Deluxe salad.
Copycat Kardashian Deluxe Salad
A simple salad made on a bed of romaine hearts with sunflower seeds, tomato, cucumbers, chicken and avocado.
- 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
- 1 Roma tomato, diced
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 an English cucumber, diced
- 1/2 avocado, sliced
- 2 cups chopped romaine hearts
For the dressing:
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 TBS. dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- salt & pepper
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Make the dressing: in a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Set aside until ready to use.
- In a large bowl, mix together romaine hearts with cucumber, carrots and tomatoes. Top with shredded chicken, sunflower seeds and sliced avocado. Drizzle dressing over the top and toss until well combined.