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Amy's Sensational Summer Salad Recipe
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Amy's Sensational Summer Salad

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"A fantastic blend of fruit and feta cheese tops off this tossed salad, making it perfect for summer barbeques!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Place the chicken breasts and Italian dressing into a resealable plastic bag. Mix together to coat the chicken with the dressing, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and shake off excess. Discard the remaining marinade. Grill the chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center, or to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 3 minutes per side. Set aside to cool while preparing the ingredients for salad, then dice.
  4. Toss the diced apple with the lemon juice in a large mixing bowl until well coated; drain and discard any excess lemon juice. Place the lettuce into the mixing bowl, then sprinkle with the diced chicken, avocado, feta cheese, strawberries, and cranberries. Gently toss the salad with the balsamic vinaigrette, and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 28, 2009

So many times I read other reviews for recipies on this site and they always tell you everything that they did different or tell you about the items that they changed. While those tips are usualy helpful, I looked at this recipie and decided to make it as it is stated. Wow - I am glad that I stuck to the recipie.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 06, 2009

I should have served the balsamic vinaigrette on the side,it was to strong and over-took the flavor's of everything else.

Sep 28, 2009

When I submitted this recipe it was intended that the dressing be served on the side and put on the salad to one's liking. If the balsamic is too strong, I have also served it with an olive oil vinaigrette or a raspberry vinaigrette.

Oct 06, 2008

This salad was very quick to put together and the tastes went together very nicely. My very healthy-eating sis was impressed and my meat-loving hubby put dibs on the leftovers!! Thanks!

Jun 04, 2009

Have you ever been craving something but you weren't sure what? This salad will probably satisfy it. It is sweet, creamy, and salty all at the same time. I couldn't find strawberries at the store (during strawberry season no less!), so I subbed blackberries. I also used a spring mix (it was on sale) for the lettuce and added some sunflower seeds for some crunch (personal preference, not necessary). The chicken came out perfectly, charred and juicy, and complimented the other flavors of the salad well. What a lovely combination! Thanks Amy!

Aug 10, 2009

I have made this twice now-once without chicken as a side salad and once with chicken for dinner. It is great both ways and got rave reviews, this is my favorite salad this summer!

Sep 08, 2009

Very nice combination of flavors. I followed the recipe exactly but next time I'll cut back on the vinaigrette. It was a bit much.

Aug 08, 2011

loved this...great summer dinner. only thing i changed was the dried cherries instead of cranberries, no avacado & used raspberry said they loved it, thanks amy


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  • Calories
  • 496 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 35.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 31.4 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 5.7 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 22.2 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 1258 mg
  • 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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