pomegranate chicken salad
Another meaty summer salad requested by our readers! And this one is just beautiful! Enjoy!
4 5-oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 tbsp plus ¼ cup fresh lemon juice, divided
½ tsp sea salt, divided
¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper
Olive oil cooking spray
¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt (almond milk or coconut milk)
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
8 oz fresh baby spinach
½ red onion, cut into paper-thin wedges
½ cup pomegranate arils
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
1.In a large, shallow bowl, add chicken and 3 tbsp lemon juice. Turn to coat. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp salt, and cayenne on all sides of chicken, dividing evenly. Set aside.
2.Place a ridged grill pan on medium-high heat and mist with cooking spray. Add chicken and grill, turning once, until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. If necessary, work in batches to avoid overcrowding pan. Transfer to a cutting board and set aside until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes. Cut each chicken breast crosswise into thin slices.
3.Meanwhile, prepare dressing: In a small bowl, whisk remaining 1/4 cup lemon juice, yogurt, oil and 1/4 tsp salt. Set aside.
4.In a large bowl, toss spinach, onion and pomegranate and divide among serving plates. Top with chicken and avocado and drizzle with dressing, dividing evenly. Serve immediately.
6/23/2013 05:31:52 am
Although pomegranates are a late fall/winter item, you could easily substitute red grapes, raspberries, or even strawberries, to accommodate seasonal availability.
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