Spring Chicken Salad

Salad Ingredients:

  • Your choice of salad mix
    • shown is a mix of Romaine and organic spring salad mix
  • Seasoned and grilled chicken breast, cut into bite-sized chunks
    • can be made and portioned ahead of time
  • Dried cranberries
  • Apples cut into matchsticks
  • Candied black pepper walnuts
    • see link to make walnuts or substitute purchased glazed nuts
  • Herbed goat cheese, crumbled over salad
  • *Optional grating of Romano cheese over the top
  • Honey Dijon vinaigrette (recipe below)
Honey Dijon Vinaigrette (yield 7 cups)
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 1/4 cup canola oil 

Written Method:
Prepare dressing first.  Add first six ingredients into blender, then slowly pour canola oil into blender while it is processing other ingredients until dressing is light and fluffy.  Store covered in the refrigerator.

Salad - Start with salad greens and top with other ingredients as desired.