Thursday, May 22, 2008

Summer Chicken Salad

I think recipes for the summer seem to be the hardest for me to come up with. Salads always seem to hit the spot in the summer....Here is a good one that I like. Enjoy:)


1/3 C extra virgin olive oil
1/8 C sesame oil
1/4 C sugar
2 T balsamic vinaigrette
1 t salt
1/2 T minced dry onion
1 T lime juice
2 T chopped parsley
(Blend all together)


3 C baby spinach
2 C red grapes halved
7 oz fusilli pasta (under cooked with lots of salt in the water while cooking)
1 pear thinly sliced
1 jar marinated artichoke hearts (drained)
1 can Mandarin oranges
1 bunch green onion sliced
5 chicken breast cooked, cooled, and shredded
(top salad after tossing with sesame seeds)

Chicken Marinade

1/3 part teriyaki sauce
1/2 bottle Lawry's Mesquite with lime juice marinade
1/3 part Newman's Balsamic Vinaigrette
Dash each side of the chicken breast with lemon pepper while BBQing.