Fruit & Greens Salad  with Chicken & Champagne Maple Vinaigrette

serves 8

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup pecans
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 8 cups of Spring Greens
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 cups shredded roasted chicken
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese

Champagne Maple Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons Champagne Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

STEPS

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add sugar. When it begins to melt, add the pecans and stir until the sugar has melted and coated the pecans. Pour pecans onto a plate and allow to cool. Break up to add to salad later.

Meanwhile, in a large salad bowl, combine the greens, strawberries, pineapple, onion, chicken, and Feta cheese. Add the pecans. Combine the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Pour over the salad and serve.

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