Grilled Chicken and Orange Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

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!

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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

Vinaigrette

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

Salad:

Place lettuce in a large bowl. Add rest of ingredients and gently toss together. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad and enjoy!

Vinaigrette:

Add all the ingredients in blender and pulse until well combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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