I love fall! Every time fall comes around I get the baking itch. I know you know what I am talking about. This weekend I spent most of the weekend baking treats. We had a few family parties and I also took some treats to the neighbors. I might have had a few treats as well. But, this morning when I got up and stepped onto my very unforgiving scale…let’s just say I went for a run.
This salad is perfect if you have fallen into the same funk that I have. It is light and refreshing and yet flavorful and satisfying at the same time. I think the orange vinaigrette adds a fun new pop of flavor.
So go ahead and eat some fall treats. But make this salad for dinner and enjoy this wonderful season with a little less guilt!
Fresh Grilled Chicken and Orange Salad with Orange Vinaigrette
3 grilled chicken breasts, sliced
1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 lb. of spinach leaves, torn
1 sm. red onion thinly sliced
1 cucumber thinly sliced
4 oranges, peeled, thinly sliced and seeded
1/2 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper freshly ground
Place lettuce in a large bowl. Add rest of ingredients and gently toss together. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad and enjoy!
Add all the ingredients in blender and pulse until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.