Monday, August 04, 2008

"B" IS FOR 'BENEFICIAL' BEES & BLUEBERRIES ~ BLUEBERRY CHICKEN SALAD


"The bee is more honored than other animals,
not because she labors,
but because she labors for others."

~ Saint John Chrysostom

BLUEBERRY CHICKEN SALAD

~ These juicy jewels add not only vivid color, and sun-ripened flavor but also healthful beneficial antioxidants

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3 skinned and boned chicken breast halves

4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup white balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger

1 clove minced garlic

1/4 tsp. coarse salt

freshly ground pepper to taste

1 rib chopped celery

1/2 cup diced sweet onion

1 chopped red pepper

1 chopped yellow pepper

4 cups mixed salad greens

1 cup or more fresh blueberries

  • Whisk olive oil, vinegar, ginger, garlic, salt & pepper. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Reserve half of mixture and chill.
  • Pour remaining mixture over chicken. Cover and marinated several hours.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and grill over medium-high heat, 6 minutes on each side or until done. Cut into thin slices.
  • Combine celery, onion and sliced red and yellow peppers. Toss to coat with remaining dressing.
  • Arrange chicken over greens. Top with celery/pepper mixture and sprinkle with blueberries. (4 servings)


7 comments:

beckie said...

Sounds simply wonderful and refeshing for a light summer meal. Oh Joey, if only I could capture bees in pictures the way you do! But no new camera for me for awhile. When hubby bought me my new computer, I just couldn't bring myself to ask for one-Christmas maybe.:)

Katarina i Kullavik said...

Blueberries and chicken..sounds delicious!
/Katarina

Catherine said...

Beautiful captures of the bees & coneflowers Joey! (: And the Blueberry chicken salad sounds yummy~Blueberries are my favorite berry, then strawberries!:) And they are so good for you!
Hope you are having a good week!
Thinking of you!
Hug's
Cat

Haley said...

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joey said...

You are so sweet Beckie. I too dream of a new camera AND computer. Hum ... the way time flies, Christmas should be landing soon ... great idea!

The flavors are a good marriage, Katarina, especially for hot summer days & nights.

Thinking of you also, Cat, and I'm with you ... first blueberries, then stawberries/blackberries ... raspberries. Thank goodness that something so delicious is actually good for us ;)

Thanks Haley. I have added KEY INGREDIENT @ http://blog.keyingredient.com/
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Rose said...

The bees love my coneflowers, too, and although I've been able to get some photos of them, mine don't compare to yours, Joey!
Blueberries and chicken--I don't think I've ever seen that combination before, but it sounds delicious.

joey said...

It is delicius, Rose. I enjoy combining seasonal fruit with fish, pork, and poultry. Don't you just love watching bees work? A gift from the fruits of our labor.