Summer Fruit Chopped Salad

Serves: 4

A fresh salad loaded with fresh and whole ingredients like avocado, Gorgonzola cheese, and grilled chicken topped with a tangy dressing.

Dovetailing tip: Use the leftover lime chicken you grilled for Meal 3.

Yield: 4 servings
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for the salad:
1 large head of crunchy romaine lettuce, rinsed and chopped or 5 cups mixed greens
1 cup cooked chicken, chopped
1 cup cooked bacon, chopped
1 cup granny smith apple, chopped
1 cup red onion, chopped
1 cup grape
1 cup mandarin orange
1 cup strawberries, chopped
1 cup walnuts
3/4 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
2 avocados, chopped
for the dressing:
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
2 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup good olive oil


In a large bowl, toss together the greens, chicken, bacon, apple, red onion, grapes, oranges, strawberries, walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese, and avocado. For the dressing, whisk together the vinegar, orange zest, orange juice, mustard, maple syrup, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and the pepper in a bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Toss the salad with just enough dressing to moisten. Serve immediately.


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