Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chicken, Spinach, and Blueberry Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

You wouldn't know it by the recipes I post here, but my favorite main dishes are salads. My kids aren't as in love with them as I am, so I don't make them as often as I would like. I spotted this one at MyRecipes.com and have been waiting to make it since. I just gotta say, "Wowza!!!" This salad is so good and so pretty. I'll be trying this vinaigrette on even more things now. I used Feta cheese instead of blue cheese and I added pecans on my plate. So glad we have some left over so I can eat more today. 

Chicken, Spinach, and Blueberry Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
8 chicken breast tenders (about 3/4 pound)
1 1/2 t. coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 t. salt
8 c. bagged baby spinach
1/2 c. thinly sliced red onion
1 c. fresh blueberries
1/4 c. (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese
Pomegranate Vinaigrette (recipe below)


Heat a grill pan or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and salt. Coat chicken with cooking spray, and add to pan. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until done.
Divide spinach evenly on each of 4 serving plates; drizzle evenly with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Arrange chicken, onion, and blueberries evenly over spinach. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.


Pomegrante Vinaigrette
1/2 c. pomegranate juice
3 T. sugar
3 T. balsamic vinegar
1 T. canola oil
1 t. grated orange rind  

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Stir with a whisk until blended.

8 comments:

  1. I have made a very similar salad...usually in the summer when the blue berries are fresh, in season (i.e. cheaper). It's so good, you're right. The dressing sounds pretty good too.

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  2. Now, that's my kind of salad! Looks delicious!

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  3. Looks really healthy.......….I'd like to invite you to share this recipe @CountryMommaCooks Saturday Link and Greet Party(now-Sunday)…..have a wonderful weekend:)

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  4. Ok this looks delish! Your newest follower. Can you please post on my Taste This Thursday party...www.bellmiracle.blogspot.com

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  5. Yummy!!! This salad looks great:) I will have to try it out and soon.

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  6. Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…Have a wonderful Sunday:)

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  7. This salad looks so delicious! Always looking for a good salad recipe! Thanks for joining us on our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you come back next Saturday. We would love to have you share more wonderful recipes! -The Sisters

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  8. This salad looks so delicious! Always looking for a good salad recipe! Thanks for joining us on our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you come back next Saturday. We would love to have you share more wonderful recipes! -The Sisters

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