Homesteading In The Pacific Northwest

Monday, May 16, 2011

Harvest Monday ... and Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad

The spinach in my garden is looking great, so it's spinach salad time!

Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad

For the chicken:
1/2 cup white wine
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 -3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 yellow onion, slices
1 sprig fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast

Combine the first 7 ingredients in a bowl, add the chicken breast, cover and marinate for 4 hours.  Preheat a BBQ grill and grill the chicken until done, about 20 minutes.  Tent with foil to keep warm.

For the dressing:
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
1/4 cup olive oil

Place the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan over medium heat and simmer until thickened and reduced to half its' volume; allow to cool.  In a small bowl combine the reduced balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and honey; whisk in the olive oil a little at a time to form a thick vinaigrette.

For the salad:
2 hardboiled eggs, cooled, peeled and sliced
Enough spinach for 2 good sized salads
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Place the spinach on a salad plate, top with the onion, crumbled bacon and egg slices.  Set slices of the chicken breast to the side and add dressing or serve on the side.

I'm joining other bloggers over at Daphne's Dandelions as we share our weekly's fun to see what others are harvesting and what they are cooking up with it...check it out!



  1. OMG! Yum! Yum! Your salad makes my mouth water!

  2. That salad looks great! I love spinach salads of all kinds. Ours is past prime for salad eating though.

  3. That looks delicious. I should never read these posts before dinner.

  4. Oh boy does your spinach salad look good. I am still waiting for spinach to grow. My first batch bolted before I even planted it in the garden. I direct seeded some more, but they are just forming their true leaves. I may have to try this with lettuce instead :)

  5. Thanks, all ...

    Villager & GrafixMuse, this salad would be just as nice with lettuce (a romaine would work really well and wouldn't one of the red ones be pretty?)