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We love salad, especially spinach salad. So, the Salad Storm of 2006 hit us pretty hard. Let’s chase away the bad memories of the Salad Storm with Grilled Spinach Salad.
Ingredients for Average Betty’s Grilled Spinach Salad:
7 – 9 oz spinach (4 hand fulls)
2 chicken breasts
2 slices red onion (1/2″ thick)
1 red bell pepper cut into strips
dried cranberries to taste
Parmesan cheese (wide grate; to taste)
Ingredients for dressing:
3 unpeeled whole garlic cloves.
1 tbsp diced red bell pepper
1 tbsp diced red onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 1/2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil.
several cracks black pepper
Run for cover!
Wash spinach. Spin dry.
Dice 1 tbsp red bell pepper and and 1 tbsp red onion. Set aside.
In a clean jar with a tight fitting lid, combine garlic powder, dried parsley, honey, dijon mustard, rice vinegar and olive oil. Add several cracks black pepper and shake well. Add the diced red bell pepper and onion. Shake again. Set aside.
Grill chicken breasts, red onion slices, mushrooms, red bell pepper and unpeeled, whole garlic cloves.
Peel and mince the garlic and add to dressing. Shake well.
Roughly chop grilled mushrooms, red onion, red bell pepper and chicken breast.
To assemble salad, toss spinach with the dressing and some Parmesan cheese. Arrange grilled mushrooms, red onion, red bell pepper and chicken breast on top of spinach. Garnish with dried cranberries and a little more Parmesan cheese. Serves four first course or two entree portions.
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Link to the Salad Storm 2006 video.
Link to the accompanying Salad Storm 2006 blog post.
Christine & Stephan says
Delicious recipe. I’ll be making it again. Used portabella mushroom. The dressing is great. Didn’t have rice vinegar so used high end white vinegar.