Grilled Chicken and Raspberry Syrup Vinaigrette Salad
I originally posted this recipe way back on August 12, 2012, exactly 10 years ago. The truth is that this simple to make, but not simple tasting, recipe has really stood the test of time. Grilled Chicken and Raspberry Syrup Vinaigrette Salad is a garden fresh salad that you make with ingredients you have on hand. I make mine with leftover grilled Shabbat Chicken breasts and Optimistic Garden Sweet 100’s little tomatoes.
I originally made a vinaigrette out of raspberry syrup, but I’m including a balsamic & raspberry vinegar version in the recipe below. You can also use your favorite jarred dressing.
Keeping it simple, fresh and delicious!
Grilled Chicken and Raspberry Syrup Vinaigrette Salad post from 2012!
It’s so funny, when I came back to this post, everything is still so true today.
This post/recipe was written shortly after my Dear Father (z”l) passed away and I was saying Kaddish (the Jewish prayer for mourners) three times a day in Synagogue. I took saying Kaddish pretty seriously, and it was a very hard but very meaningful thing to do. I felt like I was on a never ending roller coaster. Ironically, I still feel that way.
I guess that’s life.
I’ve updated this post with new photos, information, updates, tips and information. The basics are still the same ten years later. Enjoy!
Here’s the original post:
And then they came out with the Wii
I’m terrible at Mario Kart
My Mario Kart Epiphany
And then there’s Minyan…
One of my current challenges is getting to Minyan (Prayer Services) 3 times a day (ok, it’s really two you can theoretically combine Mincha and Maariv together). I find it’s kind of like the Mario Kart banana peel. You’re zooming along your day, actually accomplishing something, and then “woa!” got to stop and go to minyan!! As there aren’t a whole lot of women saying kaddish in general, in a sad way it’s kind of nice when I have another woman with me at minyan saying kaddish. I think it’s something that guys who say kaddish almost take for granted – they are surrounded by their peers, gaining support and strength from the “chevrah”.
And then there was Leyla
And the Grilled Chicken and Raspberry Syrup Vinaigrette Salad was a hit! No kidding!
Here’s the recipe for Grilled Chicken and Raspberry Syrup Vinaigrette Salad
Make sure to check out the substitutions for this recipe in the notes section. You can even use your favorite healthy jarred salad dressing to make the salad prep even speedier!
Grilled Chicken Salad with Raspberry Syrup Vinaigrette is still a classic staple. Made with Optimistic Garden fresh ingredients and summery grilled chicken breast, it’s a fresh and delicious salad that’s perfect for dinner or lunch! You can add the fresh raspberries for an extra fruity flavor.
For the Salad
- 10 oz romaine lettuce, cut into bite size pieces (you can use more if you like)
- 2 small avocados, diced
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
- 2 barbecued chicken breasts, shredded into bite size pieces
- 3 stalks green onions, thinly sliced
For the Raspberry Syrup Vinaigrette Dressing
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons raspberry syrup
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
For the Raspberry Vinegar Honey Vinaigrette Dressing
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 tablespoons honey (can add more to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 pint fresh raspberries (optional)
- additional cherry tomatoes for garnish (optional)
For The Salad
- Place the romaine lettuce, avocadoes, chicken, grape tomatoes, and green onions in a large salad bowl.
- Toss to combine.
For the Dressing
- In a small bowl or measuring cup, combine the balsamic vinegar, raspberry syrup, and extra virgin olive oil.
- Stir to combine.
- Sprinkle the pepper and salt over the salad, then pour the dressing over the salad.
- Lightly toss to evenly coat the salad.
- For a fruity salad, gently toss the fresh raspberries into the salad.
- Serve to your hungry family!
You can use your favorite dressing on this salad. It’s super versatile and will be a great base for any dressing.
For a fruity salad, add the fresh raspberries at the end. You can leave them out if you prefer.
You can add slivered/sliced almonds, sunflower seeds or pecans to this salad for more crunch.
If you like, you can add 1/2 cup of Craisins instead of the raspberries for an alternate version of this great salad.
Depending upon your preferred dressing you can substitute a mesclun mix of lettuce. Just wait until just before serving to dress the salad.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 219
- Sugar: 6.6 g
- Sodium: 116.6 mg
- Fat: 17 g
- Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 15.5 g
- Fiber: 7.1 g
- Protein: 4.8 g
- Cholesterol: 6.9 mg
Keywords: Grilled chicken salad, chicken salad, gluten free, dairy free, shabbat, shabbos.
And now…back to today…
Don’t you love it when a recipe becomes a classic just by being simply delicious???
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