Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chicken, Cheese, and Arugula Salad

Here we are at week 4 if the CSA. We are patiently awaiting the arrival of tomatoes... The plants look great - bright green, healthy, flowering - we should be enjoying the most anticipated of summer fruits soon!
Because of such a wait, (we are also waiting on a few other goodies to be ready for harvest) this weeks share is a bit light and very green!

Here is this week's recipe with the feature veggie, arugula.
I switched out some ingredients to make it a bit more local + seasonal, enjoy!

Chicken, Cheese + Arugula Salad (adapted from 100 Best Fresh Salads, pg 106)
~ 1/2 bunch arugula
1/2 cucumber
2 scallions, trimmed and sliced
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 oz walnut pieces
12 oz chicken, roastes
4 Tbsp Sandwich Creamery Boursin cheese
1 handful quartered strawberries (optional)
salt + pepper

For the dressing
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp chopped mixed herbs of choice
 *place all ingredients into a mason jar, shake well

Wash + dry arugula, place in large salad bowl
Add cucumber, scallions, parsley + walnuts
Mix together
Transfer to large serving platter
Arrange chicken + cheese over leaves
Scatter berries (if using) and add salt + pepper to taste 
Drizzle dressing over salad and serve

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