Recipes
April 9, 2018

Recipe: Gourmet greens and berry salad

by Two bowls with salads of leafy greens, berries and chicken

Nutritious leafy greens and berries, plus protein from chicken, make a beautiful salad that’s a complete meal.

 

This is a delicious recipe that makes for a tantalizing and healthy lunch. It’s salad, but also a balanced meal: It has dark, leafy greens, fresh fruit and protein — great for keeping calorie intake low and blood sugar levels stable but tastebuds happy. The recipe calls for presenting six plated servings, but you can  also divide this into several plastic lidded containers to take to work for lunch.

 

A plate with chopped berries, cooked chicken and chives.

 

Ingredients
5 cups gourmet salad greens
2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)
1- 3/4 cups raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries or a combination of those berries
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives or green onion
3 tablespoons champagne or white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extra-virgin oil
6 tablespoons dry roasted almonds or walnuts

 

Instructions

 

Cooked chicken, chopped chives and chopped berries in a mixing bowl.
Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl.
Combine vinegar and the next four ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk.

 

Leafy green salad, chicken and berries in a bowl, tossed with dressing.

Drizzle the vinegar mixture over the lettuce mixture; toss gently to coat.

 

White salad bowl containing salad of leafy greens, berries and chicken

Arrange one cup of salad on each of six plates. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon almonds or walnuts.

 

Recipe: Gourmet greens and berry salad
Recipe type: Side dish
Serves: 6 (1-cup) servings
 
Ingredients
  • 5 cups gourmet salad greens
  • 2 cups chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts)
  • 1- ¾ cups raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries or a combination of those berries
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives or green onion
  • 3 tablespoons champagne or white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin oil
  • 6 tablespoons dry roasted almonds or walnuts
Instructions
  1. Combine the first four ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Combine vinegar and the next four ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl.
  3. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk.
  4. Drizzle the vinegar mixture over the lettuce mixture; toss gently to coat.
  5. Arrange one cup of salad on each of six plates. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon almonds or walnuts.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 137 Fat: 4.2 grams Saturated fat: .3 grams Carbohydrates: 11 grams Sodium: 123 milligrams Fiber: 4 grams Protein: 16 grams

 

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