Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Light & Refreshing

Happy Birthday to my Sister! I have shared many childhood (and now adulthood) memories with her. I love you and thank God for you everyday, Amy! You are awe-mazing; this salad reminds me of you (since it has the freshest and most delicious ingredients).  I recently had a similar salad at a restaurant chain; it was so delicious.

Loaded Strawberry Fields Salad
adapted from:

4 strips bacon, cooked-cooled & crumbled
1 cup candied sunflower seeds (this is how the fast food restaurant did it)
1 T butter
2 T honey
2 large chicken breasts, seasoned with garlic - salt and pepper
Mixed greens (spinach, lettuces, etc)
1 lb strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
4oz bleu cheese (stronger the better)

Toss sunflower seeds in butter and honey and bake slightly at 350 on parchment paper (5-6minutes until slightly toasted)-it may be easier to find just honey roasted salted sunflower seeds.
Grill chicken breasts until done.  Thinly slice once slightly cooled.
Divide lettuce mixture and chicken pieces, evenly among 4 plates. Top with strawberries, onions, sunflower seeds and bleu cheese.  Drizzle over with a balsamic vinaigrette (Apple Cider Balsamic Vinaigrette was a delicious accompaniment).

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