Blueberry, Walnut Salad with Chicken

By on February 2, 2014


1 cup California walnuts, chopped


1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
1 cup fresh blueberries
1  large yellow bell pepper, cut in bite-size pieces
6 cups mixed baby greens
4  4 oz (125 g) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, grilled or sautéed until cooked through

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

Step One: On a baking sheet, spread walnuts in one layer. Bake until just toasted and aromatic, about 8 minutes. Remove and let cool. 

Vinaigrette: in a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, oil, honey, salt and pepper. 
Salad: in a medium size bowl, combine watermelon, blueberries, walnuts and bell pepper. Add half of the vinaigrette; toss to coat. In a large bowl, toss greens with remaining vinaigrette. 

Finishing Touch: divide greens among four plates, and top with fruit and walnut mixture. Slice each chicken breast diagonally and serve with the salad. Makes 4 servings.

Tip: make a double recipe of the vinaigrette, and use half of it for marinating the chicken before grilling. Discard any vinaigrette used for marinating. 


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