Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chicken Salad with Basil and Pine Nuts

Now this is a QUICK meal.

Rotisserie chicken
Spinach and Arugula salad mix (something NEW at my NEW Walmart Neighborhood Market!)
Cherry Tomatoes
Fresh Basil (I got mine from my awesome Mother's Day garden)
Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
Toasted Pine Nuts
Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic , crushed through a press or grated on a microplane
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • large pinch of sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper , to taste
Combine the balsamic, mustard and garlic in a small jar. Season with salt and pepper and add sugar.  Add olive oil and shake well until combined and thickened. Toss with greens and reserve leftover for lunch salads throughout the week.