Spinach-Cherry Salad with Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken

The challenge of creating a meal from whatever is on-hand generates flavor combinations I would not otherwise consider.  This Spinach-Cherry Salad was one of those use-what-you’ve-got weekday meals, which brought words like serendipity to mind.  An abundance of organic cherries from a sale at King Soopers, leftover Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken, an orange and cilantro for the dressing, and we were on our way to this delicious summer salad.

Spinach-Cherry Salad with
Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken

Serves 4
4        large handfuls  baby spinach
1/2    pound  dark red cherries — pitted and sliced
1/2    cup  feta cheese
2/3    cup  raw walnuts or Sweetly Spiced Crispy Walnuts or Pecans
1/2    recipe  Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken
Orange-Dijon Dressing

Cook chicken according to recipe for Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken and prepare dressing.

Place 1 large handful of spinach in each salad bowl. Using a paring knife, slice cherry flesh off pits and arrange on spinach.

Slice chicken and arrange on top of spinach, sprinkle with walnuts and feta. Drizzle with dressing and garnish with one whole cherry on top.

Have you discovered new recipes by using only the items you have on-hand?

Shared on the following Blog Hops:
The Nourishing Gourmet Pennywise Platter Thursday
Real Food Whole Health Traditional Tuesdays
Hearth & Soul Hop
SS & GF Slightly Indulgent Tuesday

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9 responses to “Spinach-Cherry Salad with Yogurt-Marinated Grilled Chicken

  1. Your salad must have made a delicious meal and you didn’t have to go shopping.

  2. Wow. this is one yummy salad recipe 🙂

  3. Cherry on a salad! I would love to have that, I had tried different fruits in a green salad before but not yet a cherry.

  4. Love the cherry on top! Fruit and nuts and cheese are such a fun combo.

  5. This is a great recipe following cherry season. And looks yummy too. Would love to try this.

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  7. What a great combination of flavors! Your salad looks fantastic! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe with the Hearth and soul Hop.

  8. I really love the flavours you have used in this lovely salad. Cherries are one of my favourites, and I can just imagine how delicious they taste with the chicken and spinach. Plus it’s good for you too! I’m giving your recipe a mention in my Hearth and Soul post tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing it with the hop!

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