This blueberry chicken salad is perfect for when you are looking for something light, but still meal quality.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Course: dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: California Fresh, Fresh, Grilled, Healthy
Keyword: blueberries, gluten free, grilled chicken, healthy salad, herb pesto
For the Salad (serves 1)
1-2cupsRed butter lettuce, or favorite mixed greens (100- 150 g)
1/2-1TbspGood balsamic vinegar (15 g, I use a fruit infused from Baker and Olive)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2cupGrilled chicken, chopped (100 g)
1/4cupCherry tomatoes, halved (30 g)
1/4cupBlueberries (30 g)
2TbspGreen onions, chopped (10 g)
2tsp Feta cheese (I used a dairy-free) (10 g)
2tspToasted almonds, chopped (7 g)
2TbspDairy-free herb pesto (30 g) recipe below
Dairy-free Herb Pesto (serves 12)
1cupCilantro (40 g)
1cupParsley (30 g)
1-2cupsFresh basil (30 g)
2/3cupDairy-free plain yogurt* (150 g)
6TbspWhite balsamic vinegar** (90 g)
1/2cupToasted almonds (60 g)
3clovesFresh garlic, or frozen cubes
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Pinch of Kosher salt and pepper
Make your dressing by adding all ingredients to a small blender or food processor and blend until pretty smooth. The nuts will leave it a little chunky– that’s good! But blend until it’s your preferred consistency.
Add salad greens to a large bowl and toss with vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Top with chopped grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, green onions, feta, and toasted almonds.
Finish with a drizzle of herb pesto and some fresh basil. Toss and enjoy!
This salad is perfect when you want something extra light, but meal-quality rather than snack-quality! If you want to bulk it up a bit, EASY! Enjoy more chicken for added protein, or toss in your favorite grain for some carbs. I LOVE some brown rice or farro tossed in. Or of course, enjoy it with a nice hunk of crusty bread, or some salted and pan-heated pita bread.MFP: Lillie Eats and Tells Blueberry Chicken Salad with Herb Pesto