Yum this salad is too good for me to prolong another posting. I know, I’ve been so bad! Starting up a business has taken me away from my food blog but not my food intake! I have a lot to catch up with so here goes….
This summer salad has everything your mouth is going to want: the zinginess of the citrus dressing, saltiness of the bacon, tanginess of the goat cheese and sweetness of the strawberries. Zowie! I made 2 of these, and am currently eating the leftovers now which are just as delicious.
Summer Salad with Chicken, Bacon, Strawberries etc.
- 1 chicken breast
- 2 T french thyme (fresh is best)
- 2T olive oil
- baby salad greens
- 1 avocado (sliced)
- handful of strawberries (sliced)
- dollups of goat cheese
- 4 slices of maple bacon (cooked and crumbled)
I cut up my chicken breast and cooked it in olive oil until it was cooked through, approximately 10 minutes. Take a piece out and cut it in half to make sure it’s not pink inside and you know they are done. After a bit of cooking I added the French thyme, which was picked fresh from my garden! The smell is intoxicating and fragrant.
I did my bacon in the microwave in a plastic type plate that catches the grease. This is the way my parents used to do it and I was recently re-introduced to this little gem of a trick. The bacon is not as greasy and crumbles much easier. Cook on high heat in microwave in 2 minute intervals, pouring out the grease each time you take it out and check it. Repeat until it’s done, adjusting your cooking time. Here’s a link to where I got my pan on eBay and it shipped super fast.
Put it all in a bowl and top with the citrus dressing below:
- 1/4 C olive oil
- 1/2 C orange juice
- 1/2 C fresh squeezed lime juice
- 1/4 C red wine vinegar
- 1 T dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
Whisk and serve! Serves best at room temp but keeps in the fridge for up to a week.
Voila! This serves 2 or you can make it for yourself and have the rest the next day like I did! Don’t forget to keep the seed in your avocado (if you don’t eat the entire thing then and there) so it doesn’t get black. It also keeps if you put some of that dressing on it because the acid in the citrus keeps it fresh.