Monday, April 29, 2013

Grilled Chicken Salad

Well, what do you know - May 1 is National Salad Day. Not sure who decided that it is, in fact, a national "day," but hey, our nation could only benefit from supporting all things healthy. I learned about it from the great folks at Tastespotting who have joined forces with DOLE Salads to promote the event.

My love for salads comes and goes. Sometimes I think I cannot face another green leaf on my plate, and sometimes I crave the tart fresh crunch of green salad dressed in vinaigrette. With the warmth and the sun of springtime it is definitely time for salad.

This salad was heavily influenced by Nicoise - boiled eggs and potatoes, olives, vinaigrette - but instead of green beans I have a very Russian vegetable, radishes. And grilled chicken instead of the tuna.

Grilled Chicken Salad

Will probably serve 2 slender girls for lunch :)

1 grilled chicken breast, sliced
2 hard boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
2 small thin-skinned potatoes, scrubbed, boiled and quartered
4 handfuls spring salad mix
12 Kalamata olives
4 radishes, sliced

For vinaigrette
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
freshly ground black pepper

Divide salad mix between two plates, place the rest of the ingredients on top. Whisk vinaigrette components with a fork until emulsified, dress the salad.


  1. Beautiful Photos and such a delicious looking salad.

    1. Thank you Erika! Such an easy salad to make but works great for lunch.

  2. i've been trying to eat healthy lately so this recipe looks great!

  3. Your salad looks and sounds so delicious, thank you for the recipe idea!

    1. Thank you Rosie. Sometimes all it takes is an idea :)


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