Monday, December 14, 2009

Zesty Citrus & Chicken Salad

This is an extremely refreshing salad that I concocted when I found myself craving fruit and veggies for lunch today! I had some marinated feta that I made for our party on Saturday, leftover roasted chicken and a red grapefruit. These combined with baby spinach, cilantro, and a lime dressing was delicious!!!

Spinach Salad with Marinated Feta, Chicken, Graperfuit & Lime Dressing


3 tbsp fresh lime juice
2 tbsp honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp sunflower oil or extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup baby spinach
1/2 breast of roasted chicken, slivered
6 cubes of marinated feta*
1 segmented red grapefruit
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • Whisk all salad ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Place spinach in a salad bowl, top with the slivered chicken, feta cubes and red grapefruit segments, and sprinkle the cilantro over top.
  • Drizzle the dressing over top and ENJOY!!!

* Marinated Feta:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp oil-packed sundried tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp minced fresh chives
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lb cubed feta cheese

Place all ingredients in a resealable plastic bag and gently toss. Place the bag in the fridge for at least 1/2 hr. Take out of the fridge at least an hour prior to serving to allow the flavours to fully develop.


  1. Ummmm, sounds delicious! You make the BEST salads!! I may try it with seitan (fake veggie chicken).

  2. So did you try the fake chicken? I was thinking, you could use sushi-grade tuna or salmon as well!!