Vampire Chicken-Beet Salad with Scallions and Goat Cheese and Onion Toasted Ghouls
- Cooking spray
- Flour tortillas (white, red and green)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons onion powder
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 4 cooked chicken breast halves, cut into 2-inch pieces
- 2 cups sliced beets (jarred or canned)
- 1/4 cup freshly chopped scallions
- 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 4 Bibb lettuce leaves
- 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
Special equipment: Halloween-themed cookie cutters
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
Using the Halloween-themed cookie cutters, cut tortillas into fun shapes. Arrange tortillas on prepared baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Season the tops with onion powder, salt and black pepper. Bake for 6 minutes, until crisp.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine chicken, beets and scallions. Toss to combine, allowing beets to color chicken. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil and mustard. Pour mixture over chicken mixture and toss to combine. Season, to taste, with salt and black pepper.
Serve salad in lettuce leaves and top with goat cheese. Serve tortilla chips (ghouls) on the side.
Recipe courtesy Robin Miller, 2007