Sunday, July 20, 2014

Grilled Chicken and Summer Berry Salad

The berries are so good right now. I have been eating them on everything from cereal to salad!

This salad is the perfect summer dinner. It is fresh and cool, it is salad perfection!

What you need,

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tsp. olive oil
Salt and Pepper
1 bag of spinach/arugula mix (about 6 cups)
½ cup strawberries sliced
½ cup raspberries
½ cup cucumber, sliced
1/4 cup red onion, sliced very thinly
¼ cup feta cheese, crumbles (you could use goat cheese if you like)
2 tbsp. hemp hearts (optional)

For the vinaigrette,
½ cup olive oil
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 tbsp. honey
Salt and Pepper

In a small jar, combine the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, Dijon and honey. Season the vinaigrette with salt and pepper to taste.
Shake the dressing well to combine.

Rub the chicken breasts with the olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Place on a hot grill for 8-10 minutes until well browned and cooked through.
Remove the chicken from the grill and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

In a large bowl combine the spinach and arugula, the strawberries, raspberries, cucumber and feta. Toss the salad with the dressing.
Sprinkle on the hemp hearts and top with the chicken.

You can use any remaining dressing to drizzle over the chicken.

This salad was to die for! If you had some blueberries or blackberries they would be fantastic too. 
I really love summer!



1 comment:

  1. Looks so fresh and delicious for summer!