Balance Salads
lunch

Balance Salads

0 Servings
20 Minutes

This salad is chock-full of delicious and nutritious ingredients. The orange adds some sweetness, green apple adds a tart crunch, and the cucumber adds some freshness. If you happen to have them in your pantry, croutons also make a delicious addition to this salad. Salmon is a great swap for the chicken breast if you prefer, and if you don’t have time to marinate the chicken it will still taste amazing!

INGREDIENTS


    For the Chicken:
  • 1
    boneless skinless chicken breast(s)
  • 0.5
    Teaspoon
    garlic powder
  • 0.5
    Teaspoon
    onion powder
  • 0.25
    Teaspoon
    paprika
  • 0.25
    lemon(s), juiced
  • 1
    Tablespoon
    oil
  • For the Salad:
  • 3
    Cup
    arugula
  • 0.25
    long English cucumber(s), diced
  • 1
    navel orange(s), peeled & diced
  • 1
    green apple(s), diced
  • 0.125
    red onion(s), finely diced
  • 2
    Tablespoon
    roasted cashews
  • Honey Mustard Vinaigrette:
  • 2
    Tablespoon
    olive oil
  • 1
    Tablespoon
    mayonnaise
  • 1
    Teaspoon
    rice vinegar
  • 0.5
    Teaspoon
    Dijon mustard
  • 1
    Teaspoon
    yellow mustard
  • 1.5
    Teaspoon
    honey
  • 1
    garlic clove(s), minced
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
Nut Free Option

Omit the cashews.

Plant-Based Option

Substitute avocado for the chicken.

INSTRUCTIONS

1.

Preheat the oven to 425 F and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper.

2.

Marinate the chicken 30 minutes to overnight in the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

3.

Heat a medium frying pan with the oil over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, add the chicken and sear on each side 2-3 minutes until golden. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until the chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 F. Let the chicken rest 5-10 minutes once cooked before slicing.

4.

Whisk together the dressing ingredients.

5.

Assemble the salad with the arugula as a base topped with the cucumber, orange, apple, red onion, chicken and cashews. Top with the dressing when ready to eat.

Nutrition Information

Calories
383 per serving
Carbs
27.7g per serving
Protein
29.2g per serving
Fat
18.1g per serving
Fiber
5.2g per serving
Sodium
83.7mg per serving
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