Thursday, May 31, 2012

A great light tomato/chicken salad!


Easy and tasty and all in one, this salad is healthy (no mayo) just good for you olive oil and lemon juice.  Adding some cooked  fresh chicken made this a nice easy summer meal.  A plus+ Toasted French Bread is nice addition.


Fire up the grill to 400 to 450 degrees.  Rub 6 French Bread Baguette slices with olive oil and garlic.

Note: You can lightly toast the above bread in your oven as well.  Broil until lightly browned.

Grill bread 1 to 2 minutes each side and brush with extra olive oil until toasted

Note:  You have several options with the chicken. You can grill the chicken as well and cut into small pieces then add to  the salad or buy a fresh rotisserie chicken at the grocery store and shred into pieces and add.



A great salad
Add some Grilled or pan fried seasoned chicken to make this dish a meal!

 

1 lemon
2 lb. assorted tomatoes, halved or chopped
3 cups cooked chicken (to save time buy a already prepared chicken and shred into small pieces)
1 large seedless cucumber sliced
½ cup flat leaf fresh parsley
¼ cup sliced green onion
¼ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
2 T. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
½ ground pepper
½ cup crumbled feta cheese

Happy Baking and Cooking from my kitchen to yours,
 
M.J.

Grate zest from lemon to equal 2 tsp; squeeze juice from lemon to equal 2 T..  Combine lemon zest, juice, tomatoes and next8 ingredients in a large bowl.  Let stand 10 minutes.  Toss with crumbled feta just before serving
.**I found that letting the above set a little longer with the chicken blended the flavors wonderful!


  May 2011  issue Southern Living magazine



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