Spinach Salad with Chicken, Blackberries, and Goat Cheese

There is so much about this salad that I love.  And when I say “so much,” I mean everything.  Healthy, iron-rich spinach, lean chicken, sweet-tart blackberries, and tangy goat cheese crumbles–what’s not to love?  A nutritious and light meal on the table in under 20 minutes?  Yes please.

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Blackberries, and Goat Cheese

an “Apple a Day” original


9 oz. baby spinach

3 chicken breasts, cooked and sliced

1 1/2 c. fresh blackberries (about 2 clam shells)

1/2 c. goat cheese, crumbled

1/2 c. hazelnuts, toasted and chopped

1 recipe red wine vinaigrette (recipe in this post)


1.  Place spinach in one large serving bowl or divide among four smaller bowls or plates.  Top evenly with chicken, goat cheese, and hazelnuts.  Drizzle with desired amount of red wine vinaigrette.  Serve immediately.

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  1. That Girl
    January 25, 2012 / 10:24 am

    blackberries and goat cheese really work so well together.

  2. Brittany
    January 25, 2012 / 7:33 pm

    Hi there! My name is Brittany. I just wanted to drop a quick note saying how much I'm enjoying your blog! You choose such interesting food and I've already noted several things I want to make. I can't exactly remmeber how I stumbled upon your little piece of cyber space, but I think it was because someone posted your chocolate chip cookies on pinterest. Anyways, your blog is one of the few that inspired me to start one of my own (www.brittanycooks.com.)! Thank you, and happy eating! 🙂

  3. Lindsay {life and kitchen}
    January 26, 2012 / 3:42 pm

    I love goat cheese and fruit together. Yum!

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