Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Grilled Chicken Salad with Candied Walnuts




My husband is a huge nut person. He loves any variation of nuts. About a year ago I tired Santé Nuts for the first time. My favorite thing about this company is that they offer a variety of nuts and candied nuts. I always love adding candied nuts to my salad. I feel like there is hardly any brands that offer candied nuts. When I run out of Santé Nuts I try to make my own and they are fine but they are never perfect. Some are too sweet, some get a little burnt, and some aren't sweet enough. So with Santé Nuts candied nuts they are made to perfection! Perfect to snack on or to create recipes with! If you have not tried them you must! And lucky enough for you I am giving away 2 bags of Santé Candied Walnuts so that you can make this recipe!





Grilled Chicken Salad with Candied Walnuts
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 cups fresh baby spinach
2 stalks celery, sliced
1 apple, cubed
1/2 cup red grapes, halved
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 package Santé Candied Walnuts



Apple Cider and Chive Dressing
2 Tablespoons low-fat mayonaise
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon grainy mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper

Apple Cider and Chive Dressing: Whisk together mayonnaise,vinegar,oil, chives, mustard, honey, salt and pepper.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well. Toss the chicken with oil and season with salt and pepper; grill for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until grill-marked and cooked through. Let rest for 10 minutes; cut into bite-sized pieces.

Add chicken, spinach, celery, apple, grapes, and avocado to large bowl; toss with apple cider and chive dressing. Toss with walnuts.




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