Relish Tray: Chicago Diner's BBQ 'Chicken' Salad

relish: verb. to delight in something that satisfies one’s tastes, inclinations, or desires.

As I try to find a balance between the worlds of raw & cooked, I've been ordering more & more salads out. Once considered boring diet food, I now see salads as a much needed energy boost after too many cooked indulgences. Crisp, healthy, & [at vegan restaurants] not as boring as you might believe.

My current favorite: BBQ 'chicken' salad at The Chicago Diner.  Not only is this salad perfectly loaded with a variety of my favorite veggies, it has BBQ seitan in a portion small enough for my gluten-sensitive tummy to handle AND it's all topped off with a vegan ranch so good I've been known to sneak the leftovers home in my bag.