It won’t be long before I’ll be enjoying our own blueberries. In the meantime I’m enjoying this delightful blueberry and chicken salad with a delicious blueberry vinaigrette. I love the colors of this salad and the fresh flavors, perfect for an easy supper. Serves 4.
Tip: Enjoy chicken on the grill the night before, grill extra chicken to enjoy on this salad the next day!
Blueberry and Chicken Salad
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup blueberry preserves (preferably homemade)
2 Tbsp. maple syrup
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
¼ tsp. ground mustard
1/8 tsp. salt
1 cup blueberries
4 oz of mandarin oranges, drained
1 cup crumbled goat cheese
2 grilled skinless chicken breast halves (about 6 oz each), sliced
In a small bowl, whisk vinaigrette ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Divide the salad greens among four plates. Top the greens with sliced chicken, blueberries and oranges. Whisk vinaigrette and drizzle over the salads; sprinkle with the cheese and serve.
This salad comes together so quickly you may find yourself enjoying it on a weekly basis. I love using grilled chicken on a salad during the summer, it makes a light supper or a perfect lunch to take to work.