May 12, 2016

Mouth Watering Springtime Salad { Guest Post: Katie Elizabeth }

Hey everyone!
  
I'm Katie from the Katie Elizabeth blog, where I write about a variety of topics including - but not limited to! - life with my husbandGolden Retriever puppy and baby girl on the way here in Michigan, my favorite beauty products and my love for online shopping (it's a real addiction ;)).  I'm so excited to be here on P!nk Persistence today!

Totally beyond jealous of the amazing trip Pinky is on right now and I can only imagine all of the mouth watering, drool worthy food she is feasting on.  Today I thought I'd share with you guys one of my favorite spring time recipes.  It is so delicious, healthy and easy - my three requirements for a weeknight dinner.  Not pictured is the balsamic vinaigrette dressing which I highly recommend making yourself because it's that good (and easy, too!).  

Enjoy!
Salad Ingredients
4 cups spring mix salad
2 hard boiled eggs, diced
1 chicken breast
1 avocado, diced
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup mozzarella balls (we love to use Feta instead, too)
Salt and pepper

Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp dry basil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
1.  Mix garlic, mustard, lemon juice, basil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper in a small bowl.  Slowly stir in olive oil, whisking until oil and vinegar are combined.  Set aside.
2.  Coat raw chicken with salt and pepper and any other additional seasonings.
3.  Grill chicken 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through, 170 degrees.
4.  Divide spring mix, eggs, avocado, tomatoes, mozzarella and sliced grilled chicken into two bowls.
5.  Top with balsamic vinaigrette.

Thanks so much to Pinky for having me - hope you all have a fabulous day and stop over and say hi sometime! :)
Oh my yum, this looks DELICIOUS, Katie. Just the thing I'll need to munch on after over indulging the past 30 days. Thank you so much for guest posting, sweet friend!

8 comments:

Julie @ Just the Joy's said...

Oh my this looks and sounds delicious! And so easy! Win-win!

Deena Simair said...

That salad is so pretty that I would have a hard time eating it!

Shelby | Recent Somethings said...

Two words: YES and NOW! :)

Megan said...

Looks delicious and hearty but light enough for the warm weather! came to your blog through Katie's and glad to find it!

Kristina @ Ms.Modify said...

I've been trying to eat more salads lately, so this is a great one for me to add to my rotation! Thanks for sharing! xo, Kristina

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Yum this salad looks seriously delicious!!

Jen said...

I will be making this, it looks amazing!

Kaitlyn Danielle said...

Yes! Looks so delicious. I've never seen mozzarella balls before. Great idea!