Big Salad

I decided to do salads last night.


First, I took an enormous whole chicken breast (both sides), with skin (from Whole Foods) and put it on the grill on low, skin side down, and then turned bout 15 minutes in for a total of about 30 minutes, then five or so on high to get the skin crispy.

In the meantime, I added a couple of pinches of parsley, rosemary, and basil to about 1/4 cup EVOO, and a dash of apple cider vinegar. This is tossed with the chopped chicken, later.

To the top right, you’ll see my dressing, which is EVOO, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and balsamic vinegar (salt & pepper, too). Begin with the EVOO, put in your dash of apple cider vinegar, then add the dijon and balsamic a bit at a time until it emulsifies with the fork. That had been sitting out for well over two hours when I snapped that photo. No separation.

So, what we have is a spring mix, tossed in the dressing, plated, and then red onion, mushroom, tomatoes, olives, blueberries (awesome — try it), avocado, and kalamata olives with the pits. Then just pile on the chicken, which as I said, is chopped and tossed in the olive oil and herbs.


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  1. Bryce on August 21, 2009 at 17:02

    Can't I just get a big salad?

    Great seinfeld episode.

    oh, and if you're looking to enjoy a little dose of lunacy, enjoy the comments to this thread, starting with the earliest.

  2. yummyg on August 21, 2009 at 16:13

    WOW! This looks pretty with all the colors and looks tasty too!

  3. FlagGal on August 21, 2009 at 18:27

    I love blueberries added to salads. The fruit really works with a vinegar-type dressing.

  4. marleneaffeld on August 21, 2009 at 22:29

    I am sure your meal was as tasty as it is attractive, fresh and healthy. I enjoy following your blog and wish you every success.

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