Strawberry Balsamic Walnut Salad with Grilled Lime Cumin Chicken

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Strawberry Balsamic Walnut Salad with Grilled Lime Cumin Chicken
Strawberry Balsamic Walnut Salad with Grilled Lime Cumin Chicken

The marriage of healthy and delicious was never more harmonious than in this beautiful salad that is a complete meal for lunch or even dinner. The strawberries get marinated in honey and balsamic vinegar which then serves as an oil free dressing for the entire salad. A few salty olives and crunchy walnuts added with perfectly grilled lime cumin grilled chicken add further layers of contrast in taste and texture. Perfect.

Serves 4

Begin by tossing together:

2 cups quartered strawberries
6 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp honey

Let stand for at least a half hour, tossing occasionally.

Marinade for chicken:

Juice of 2 limes
3 tbsp olive oil
2tsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt

Mix together and marinade 4 boneless chicken breasts in a sealed plastic bag for 1/2 hour. Grill until fully cooked. Rest the chicken for 5 minutes before slicing and serving on a bed of  salad composed of:

mixed salad greens
red onion
red pepper
sundried kalamata olives
tomato wedges
toasted walnuts

Top with marinated honey balsamic strawberries.
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April 13, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Hummmm délicieus avec ces légumes et ces fruits sa doit un vrai péché!

April 15, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Halved the recipe tonight for dinner...delicious marinade for both the chicken and strawberries...flavors are very fresh and complementary.

April 21, 2012 at 12:55 PM

What a great looking salad! It could be fantastic for either a lunch or dinner! Thanks or sharing the recipe!

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