Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tasty Tuesday- A Perfect Summer Salad

I came across this recipe on a cooking blog I follow, www.ourbestbites.com, and I have not made it yet but I am going to this week. Sounds so yummy and perfect for Summer!


1/2 head of romaine lettuce
6-8 oz. baby spinach
12-16 oz. grilled chicken ( marinated in Italian dressing )
8 oz. of sliced strawberries
8 oz. of blueberries
4 oz. of crumbled feta or shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup sliced, toasted almonds
Berry Poppy Seed Dressing ( recipe below )

Toss the romaine lettuce and baby spinach together. Then add the almonds, blueberries, strawberries, cheese and the chopped, grilled chicken. Serve dressing on the side. YUM!


1/2 c. white wine vinegar
1/2 c. honey (or sugar)
1-2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 tsp. kosher or other coarse salt
About 10 cracks of freshly ground black pepper
1 c. raspberries, blackberries, or strawberries
2/3 c. canola oil
1 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds

Combine the vinegar, honey, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and berries in the jar of a blender. Blend until smooth and then, with the blender running, add the oil in a steady stream. Turn off the blender and whisk in the poppy seeds. If possible, refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

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