Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Salad

Strawberries are in season in Atlantic Canada, Quebec and Ontario through the summer. Local, just-picked strawberries make a welcome addition to a light lunch or supper in this no-fuss dish.

Ingredients

Dressing

• 80 mL (1/3 cup) olive oil

• 80 mL (1/3 cup) sliced strawberries

• 30 mL (2 tbsp) white balsamic vinegar

• 15 mL (1 tbsp) finely chopped chives

• 10 mL (2 tsp) honey

• 1 mL (1/4 tsp) salt

Salad

• 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

• 5 mL (1 tsp) olive oil

• 1 mL (1/4 tsp) salt

• 700 mL (3 cups) packed baby arugula

• 240 (1 cup) fresh, coarsely torn basil leaves

• 475 mL (2 cups) strawberries, hulled and sliced

• 1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced

• 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced

• 120 mL (1/2 cup) chopped toasted walnuts

• 160 mL (2/3 cups) feta cheese, thickly sliced

Directions

1. Whirl 80 mL (1/3 cup) oil with 80 mL (1/3 cup) berries, vinegar, chives, honey and 1 mL (1/4 tsp) salt in a blender until smooth. Season with pepper.

2. Preheat barbecue to medium and brush chicken breasts with 5 mL (1 tsp) oil. Season with 1 mL (1/4 tsp) salt and pepper.

3. Barbecue chicken for 6 minutes; turn and continue barbecuing, 8 to 10 more minutes. Remove and let rest 5 minutes, then slice.

4. Toss arugula with basil in a bowl and divide among 4 plates. Top with strawberries, apple, onion, walnuts and chicken. Drizzle dressing and add feta.

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

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Recipe courtesy of Walmart Live Better.

For more summertime recipes or inspiration on how to incorporate fresh produce like strawberries into mealtime, head to www.walmart.ca/recipecentre. You can find fresh regional produce throughout the summer at Walmart.

Article & Photo Source: (NC) www.newscanada.com

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