I am sooooo late on the Foodland Ontario calendar recipe this month. For one thing, pears have just come into season and second, I kept forgetting to get some lettuce, which isn't something I've seen at the markets lately for one reason or another. Anyways, I finally got around to it.
I have a confession though...I took the lazy way out today and bought a ready-made roast chicken at Sobeys. I don't typically buy my meat at the grocery store but I will sometimes buy the roast chicken when I'm really pressed for time (like I was today) or I just have a hankering for it. Luckily, Sobeys does have an Ontario organic roast chicken available for only $2.00 more than the regular. Good enough for me.
Grilled Chicken Salad
- 12oz Ontario boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 clove Ontario garlic, minced
- 4 cups Ontario salad greens
- 3 Ontario green onions
- 1 Ontario peach, pitted and sliced
- 1 Ontario pear, cored and sliced
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh Ontario cilantro or parsley
- 3 tbsp low-fat Italian salad dressing
Discard marinade. Place chicken on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until no longer pink inside, about 12 to 15 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes and slice into strips.
In a large salad bowl, toss together salad greens, green onions, peach and pear slices, cilantro and chicken strips. Drizzle with salad dressing to moisten and toss again.
I think I butchered this recipe... I used my roast chicken so didn't grill it or use the marinade and then instead of an italian dressing I used the garlic and mango dressing that I got from The Garlic Box in Hensall back in July. It was delicious, nonetheless. Besides, recipes are just a guideline; make it your own.
Oh, and I added green beans; just because they were in the fridge and needed to be eaten sooner rather than later.
Next months' recipe - Grilled Trout with Tomato Salsa. I have great plans for this one. We're going to a trout farm! Stay tuned for this one - it should be interesting...
For an electronic version of Foodland Ontario's 2011 calendar see: http://www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english/calendar/2011/index.html
To view the previous Foodland Ontario Calendar recipes I've made this year click on the 'foodland ontario' label on the left side-bar.
January - veggie chips
February - parsnip, apple and brie soup
March - breakfast ham 'n' cheese egg wrap
April - potato toppers
May - grilled proscuitto and asparagus bundles
June - strawberry cheesecake shake
July - spicy garlic bok choy stir-fry