It is really quite interesting how your tastes change through the years. Only a few years ago, I would’ve stuck my nose up at the thought of this blueberry chicken spinach salad. Truly, I would have. Blueberries, chicken, spinach, feta cheese and a honey and apple cider vinagrette may seem strange to some. But over the past couple of years I have been trying food combinations that wouldn’t have appealed to me only a few years ago. I have become somewhat adventurous when trying and creating new foods.
True be said, there have been some things that I have tried that really were not good at all. But the combination of sweet and savory in a salad really can be delightful to the tastebuds! And it feels particularly light and refreshing when the weather is warmer.
A couple of years ago I did a strawberry spinach salad that was really amazing, and perfect during strawberry season! We are now entering blueberry season and since the price of blueberries is coming down, I thought it was the perfect time to create this salad.
It’s simple to grill up some chicken and the chicken makes this a meal salad, not just a side salad, and during the summer months I really enjoy a salad that can be my whole meal! Very convenient!
For the dressing, I simply mixed together extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey and a bit of salt. I added each in a small container until I has the right taste….tangy with some sweetness. The whole salad really did far exceed my taste expectations, and I will be fixing it again soon because it was that yummy!
You could easily use a nice goat cheese in place of the feta and it would be just as spectacular, and I will probably do this once I have the chance to visit the farmer’s market and pic up some fresh, local goat cheese….yum!
This salad is also gluten free and grain free for those with these particular dietary concerns.
- 1 grilled or baked chicken breast
- 1-2 cups fresh spinach
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/4 cup feta (more or less to taste)
- Honey apple cider vinaigrette
- Cut the cooked chicken into chunks
- Add the spinach to a large bowl
- Top with blueberries, feta, cut chicken and vinaigrette
- Sit back and enjoy!