Strawberry Balsamic Salad with Grilled Lime Cumin Chicken and Walnuts – The marriage of healthy and delicious was never more harmonious than in this beautiful salad that is a complete meal for lunch or even dinner.
The strawberries get marinated in honey and balsamic vinegar which then serves as an oil free dressing for the entire salad. A few salty olives and crunchy walnuts added with perfectly grilled lime cumin grilled chicken add further layers of contrast in taste and texture. Perfect.
- 2 cups quartered strawberries
- 6 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp honey
- Juice of 2 limes
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- mixed salad greens
- red onion
- red pepper
- sundried kalamata olives
- tomato wedges
- toasted walnuts
Begin by tossing together the strawberries, vinegar and honey. Let stand for at least a half hour, tossing occasionally.
Mix together all of the ingredients for the marinade and marinate 4 boneless chicken breasts in a sealed plastic bag for 1/2 hour.
Grill the chicken until fully cooked. Rest the chicken for 5 minutes before slicing and serving on a bed of the mixed salad.
Top with marinated honey balsamic strawberries and serve