Monday, March 14, 2011

Chicken & Pear Salad

We've had this salad for dinner several times and I LOVE it.  My kids eat it (but they eat salad).  We finally took a picture that we didn't lose so I can finally post it!

I found the recipe in my February All You Magazine and I modified it just a little bit and I tend to make salad with whatever I have so I'm a little unsure of the amounts, just make as much as your family will eat.  I always serve this with some kind of bread or my kids will complain that salad isn't dinner!

Lettuce (calls for Arugula, I always use either green leaf or romaine and mix with baby spinach)
2 pears (calls for sliced, but I find diced is better for my kids)
2 large chicken breasts cooked however you prefer (I threw them in the frying pan with a little oil and then diced them)
nuts (Mike prefers pecans but it calls for walnuts)
craisins (Mike doesn't like these so I left them out, I think they would be really good)
dressing below:

3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons grainy mustard (I used spicey brown, any would work)
mix well and toss onto salad


1 comment:

Emily Marie said...

Sally! I just can't believe your kids will eat that! I am so jealous! It looks so good! half my family wouldn't eat it if I made it. I will have to try it! You are such a great chef!!! :)