As winter drags on, I find myself craving salads more and more. Perhaps it’s to delude myself that the grass isn’t still blanketed in snow, that the trees are still without leaves, that my garden is simply a memory.
But salads are not confined to the warmer months of the year. With this particular salad, I took advantage of both a winter fruit, and added a few splurges to make it a little more interesting and well-rounded.
Salad with Chicken, Pears, and Blue Cheese
3 c mixed salad greens
1/2 cooked chicken breast, diced
1 pear, cored and diced
2 T blue cheese
2 T dried cherries
1/4 c raspberries
1/4 avocado, diced
Place salad greens in a large bowl or on a large plate. Place diced chicken in the middle of the salad and surround with pears, cherries, raspberries, and avocado. Drizzle with olive oil and raspberry vinegar. Season with pepper to taste.