This is without a doubt my favorite summer salad, a salad that is so good it has had me looking forward to a Monday, just so I could have it for lunch. You dont even have to plan ahead for this salad when youre already grilling chicken breasts, simply make a couple of extra and youll have lunch or dinner later in the week.
The best part of this salad is its versatility simply use whatever fruit is in season at that point in the summer, whether its berries, stone fruit, tropical fruit whatever you have. Adding cheese and nuts rounds out the salad nicely, and again, just throw on whatever you have that you enjoy you wont regret it!
Chicken and Fruit Salad
Adapted from Eating Well, August 2008
Grilled Chicken Breast, sliced
Assorted Fruit (Melon, Berries, Pineapple, or Sliced Peaches & Plums)
Crumbled Goat Cheese, Feta,or Blue Cheese
Mixed Salad Greens
¼ cup sour cream
3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
3 teaspoons sugar or honey
1 ½ teaspoons poppy seeds
Whisk the sour cream, vinegar, sugar, and poppy seeds until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Scatter salad greens on large dinner plates. Arrange slices of chicken in the middle and surround with fruit, nuts, and cheese. Drizzle with poppy seed dressing.