chopped spinach salad with chicken & dates

Happy Saturday loves! Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend thus far. Per usual, I came home (starving) from my boxing class late morning. After a much needed shower & hair washing,  I headed down to the kitchen to whip up this scrumptious spinach salad with all of my favorite ingredients - dates being the show stealer! 

If you've never added dates to your salad, well...you are in for a real treat!! Adam & I started adding dates to our salads over the summer and we're officially hooked!! They lend the perfect amount of chewy, sweetness to an otherwise simple salad. 

INGREDIENTS
handful organic baby spinach, chopped
handful organic mini heirloom tomatoes, halved or quartered (depending on size)
1/2 organic english cucumber, cut in half length wise, then cut in halves
 3 stalks organic celery, chopped
2 chicken tenders, cut into bitesize pieces
2 dates, pitted, cut into quarters, lengthwise & then chopped

DRESSING
2 cracks of pink salt + pepper to taste
1 tablespoon olive oil

METHOD
Chop all your ingredients & place in a mixing bowl. 
Add dressing & toss, toss, toss so all your ingredients are evenly mixed & coated with olive oil, sea salt & pepper then transfer to your bowl or plate! 

Hope you enjoy as much as I do! xx

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PS. I already had about dozen organic chicken tenders, cooked & ready to go in the fridge. I love the tenders from Trader Joe's - I buy them on a weekly basis and make a whole bunch at once. They are a prefect source of protein to grab & go or to toss into a salad as I did here. 
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