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.

Grilled Chicken and Strawberry Salad

Preparation time: 5 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Makes: 4 servings

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

Instructions

  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.

The Author:

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.

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