Thursday, June 11, 2009

{ super summer salad }


This afternoon on the way to the post office to mail a mountain of packages (full of thread and patterns mostly), we made a detour to Gill Road in Rosedale where we purchased gorgeous, wonderful strawberries that were picked today! Mmmm you should have smelled them. The smell alone brings back so many fun memories of the summer we lived on a strawberry farm in Abbotsford. Good times.:)

Anyway, these luscious fresh strawberries inspired me to create this delicious salad for dinner tonight! I served it with {mmm} bruschetta. And then my awesome, talented daughter whipped up some strawberry shortcake... all by herself. It was sooo good!

Here's the recipe for the salad:

-3 cooked chicken breasts (I cooked these in a frying pan with a loose lid, and flipped them often. Oh I put a little olive oil and garlic powder in the frying pan, too)

-toasted pine nuts (I just toss them into a small frying pan with no oil or anything and brown them. It brings out the flavor!)

-caramelized red onions (heat a tsp of olive oil in a small frying pan, add finely chopped red onions, sprinkle with fresh ground sea salt and a teeny sprinkle of sugar. Cook slowly until onions are soft and brown.)

-feta cheese

-organic greens

-fresh-picked-today-strawberries! (washed & sliced)

-balsamic vinegar salad dressing (I used Kraft... but you could easily make your own!)


  1. that looks so good! and i am regretting not taking a picture of all my berries

  2. you have the best recipes :) so cute about laura's comment -- actually he doesn't have one, but his younger aspiring writer brother does :) see u at the waterslides?

  3. Looks amazing! I always use a garlicboss to rub garlic on my bruschetta. My mouth is watering now.

  4. yum! sounds like an interesting combo of tastes!
    I would love it... just don't know if I could get my meat -n- potato hubby to try it.
    I suppose i could make the salad and fix him a piece of chicken with baked potato alongside... hmmmmm... that may work!
    thanks for sharing