I know, I know–chicken, squash, and blueberries? You must think I’ve gone off my rocker. Not at all! Trust me, readers, this salad is delicious. It’s loaded with seasonal ingredients at their best. While it may sound like a bizarre combination, I assure you the components compliment each other beautifully to form one knockout summer salad. The lemon dressing is tart, the blueberries are sweet, and the feta is the perfect salty bite. Have I managed to entice you to try this yet? I sure hope so.
Chicken, Blueberry, and Summer Squash Salad
adapted from Cinnamon, Spice, and Everything Nice
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. honey
1/4-1/3 c. extra-virgin olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
4 packed c. preferred greens
1 small summer squash, thinly sliced
2 TBSP fresh basil, julienned
2 c. cooked chicken breast, chopped
1 1/2 c. blueberries
1/2 c. feta cheese, crumbled
1. To make dressing, whisk together lemon juice and honey. Add oil in a steady stream, whisking the whole time. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
2. To assemble salad, divide greens among four plates. Top with squash, basil, and chicken. Drizzle dressing over the top, then add blueberries and feta.
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