How to make a Sunshine Grilled Chicken Salad

26 May
by Francine

It’s (finally) safe to say that summer has arrived (Memorial Day is just around the corner)… and even in England the 5 day forecast lists temperatures in the 70s (F) with full sun illustrations, which is amazing considering a week ago it was cloudy and so chilly that I needed to wear gloves!

To celebrate the arrival of summer my dad created a Sunshine Grilled Chicken Salad and served it as a FarmerChef specialIt’s easy to recreate this salad in your home kitchen.A photo of the salad

For the salad you’ll need fresh lettuce, grilled chicken (see marinade recipe below), almonds, pineapple, green peppers, a mild cheese (they used goat cheese) and Sweet Camelina Dressing (see recipe below).

Since I won’t be having a Memorial Day barbeque this year, I’ll plan yours…:)

Grill the marinated chicken breasts.  The big time meat-eaters can enjoy the chicken, but your leaf loving guests can have this salad.  But I’m guessing that once the meat-eaters catch a glimpse of the fresh lettuce and sweet dressing they’ll be begging you to make them a salad.

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!!

Carribean-style Jerk Chicken Marinade

(makes enough to marinate 4 large chicken breasts)

Warning…this sauce is a tad spicy!  Ease off the jalapeños and cayenne pepper if you don’t want so much heat.

  •  2 tsp onion powder
  •  4 Tbsp lime juice
  •  2 tsp allspice
  •  4 tsp oregano leaves
  •  2 tsp cayenne pepper
  •  4 Tbsp olive oil
  •  3 Tbsp juice from jalapeño peppers
  •  4 Tbsp juice from diced pineapple
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Mix ingredients together and allow chicken to marinate at least 30 minutes.A photo of the oil used in the dressing

Sweet Camelina Dressing

  • 1 cup camelina oil (purchase online, look for it at MN co-ops or buy it at Solar)
  •  1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  •  1Tbsp + 1tsp dijon mustard
  •  3 Tbsp honey
  •  1 tsp ground cloves
  •  1 tsp ground nutmeg
  •  2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Mix ingredients together and top your Sunshine Grilled Chicken salad with this dressing.  Or use on your favorite salad combination.


4 Responses to “How to make a Sunshine Grilled Chicken Salad”

  1. Kathleen May 27, 2012 at 4:08 pm #

    Such a gorgeous and surely delicious salad! I especially love the name. The photos are fabulous and we’re thrilled our camelina oil was a part of this week’s FarmerChef Special. This truly is food done right – local and real!

  2. putneyfarm May 30, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Nice simple recipe. Curious about the camelina oil, will have to check that out.

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