Saturday, June 15, 2013

Malibleu Beach Salad with Grilled Chicken

A co-worker introduced me to this salad years ago. We would go to dinner at Semolina’s Restaurant. She would always order the Malibleu Beach Salad with Grilled Chicken. I developed this recipe after our Semolina’s closed. It is delicious with or without chicken. The sweet raisins are great with the blue cheese. And I love the tart tang of the sun-dried tomatoes. This salad has a lot of great texture too; the apples and walnuts add great crunch. It makes a great chopped salad. Just chop everything in similar size pieces.




Malibleu Beach Salad with Grilled Chicken
Serves 2

Ingredients

For the chicken:
1 boneless skinless chicken breast
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Red pepper flakes, to taste
Lawry’s Seasoned salt, to taste
Olive oil

For the salad:
1 bag of Spring Mix salad greens
6 sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
1/4 cup Raisins
2 Tbsp walnuts, chopped
1 scallion, sliced
1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbles
Balsamic Vinaigrette (recipe below)

Directions

Preheat grill to medium-high heat (10 min).

Re-hydrate sun-dried tomatoes (if using dry packed).

Season chicken breast with salt, black pepper, red pepper flakes and Lawry’s. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and turn to coat. Grill chicken 4 to 6 minutes a side, until cooked through. Set a side to rest for 10 minutes. Slice chicken into bite size pieces.

Toss the salad greens with some(4 to 6 Tbsp.) balsamic vinaigrette and top with tomatoes, apples, raisins, walnuts, and scallion. Sprinkle with blue cheese and top with sliced chicken.





Balsamic Vinaigrette
Makes approx. 1/2 cup

Ingredients

3 oz olive oil
1 oz Balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced (approx. 1/2 tsp)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp parsley, chopped
1 tsp basil, chopped
Salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes, to taste

Directions

Mix vinaigrette ingredients in a small mason jar. Secure with lid and shake until emulsified. Store remaining dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week.



Linking to:
Life on Lakeshore Drive: A Bouquet of Talent Linky Party
Ms. enPlace: See Ya in the Gumbo
This Gal Cooks: Marvelous Mondays
Jam Hands: Recipe Sharing Mondays
Buns In My Oven: What's Cookin Wednesday
Miz Helen's Country Cottage: Full Plate Thursday
Six Sister's Stuff: Strut Your Stuff Saturday Link Party
The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen: Show Me Your Plaid Mondays
Carole's Chatter: Food on Fridays - Salads
My Pinterventures: Summer Salads Party

5 comments:

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and following, Christina. I look forward to getting to know you too. Going to visit your blogs now. Have a great day!

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  2. This is a great blend of tastes and textures, Denise. For me, salads really have to be that way for so I don't get bored. Oh, and blue cheese and balsamic will always catch my eye! Thank you for linking up.

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Denise, I just came over from Carole's Chatter. This sounds so good. I do love a nice cool main-dish salad!

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