I think it’s time for spring style recipes.
I am over winter and all your snowy glory, Mother Nature. I am sorry, it’s me. Not you. We are breaking up. I have found a season that is far superior, she is warmer, sunnier and cheerier. Spring has a hold on my heart.
Carb loaded, cheesy dishes have had their time and I am making way for a lighter fare. I am all over dinner-course style salads. Big hearty salads that you question if it has teeter-totored into the unhealthy realm.
At least if the word salad is incorporated you can believe you are eating healthier. If I am going to eat salad for my main course, it better be spilling over with flavor. I jazzed up this salad with one of my favorite tapas flavors, olive oil & garlic marinated tomatoes; pre-made bruschetta topping. It is sweet and slightly acidic yet savory at the same time. It is amazing on top of toasted baguette’s or eaten straight off the spoon. Don’t look at me like that. Thought we had a judgement free, internet friendship here!?!
Tangy blue cheese and nutty parmesan are tossed with fresh mixed greens. I seriously cannot get enough of the stinky blue cheese. I feel like its a love or hate cheese. I am so lucky to be on the love-it side! Its creamy, tangy and sweet all in the same bit. Perfection. Then a simple balsamic dressing is drizzled on top. I promise you once you make your own balsamic dressing you will never buy another overpriced bottle again. Its kinda sad how easy it is. I simple throw all the ingredients into a bottle, give her a good shake and then viola! Homemade balsamic dressing you
can drink straight from the bottle will fall in love with!
Since we are being so healthy for dinner, it would be totally appropriate to through a delicious side of garlic bread on the side….I may or may not know of a recipe for that. But you will have to stay tuned!
- 1 lb chicken breast
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 8 cups mixed greens
- ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- ½ cup Pre-made Bruschetta Topping, I used Trader Joe's
- ½ cup of Balsamic Vinaigrette, recipe below
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1 cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 cup oil
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- Preheat grill.
- Season chicken with Italian Seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Grill chicken for 10 minutes on each side, or until chicken is completed cook. Cooking times may vary depending on thickness of chicken.
- Meanwhile, in 4 bowls, divide up salad and cheeses. Top with 2 Tbsp each of the bruschetta topping and balsamic vinaigrette.
- Once chicken is done cooking, cut thinly and divide among the 4 bowls. Serve!