Welcome Home Salad

Entree Salads – a personal favorite, whether scaled down for a weeknight dinner, or scaled up on a fabulous platter for a special occasion or dinner party. Developing this seasonal entree salad was a delight from start to finish. I used local and in-season fruits and vegetables, but use what’s available to you: plums in the summer, apples or pears in the winter, and strawberries in the spring. The list is endless, so make it your own. My daughter’s review: “Can we have this every night for dinner?” Prepare to be delighted!

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Welcome Home Salad

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • Tangy Skyr Dressing, see recipe below (use the compliant version if doing Whole30)
  • 1/4-1/2 cup NoCrumbsLeft marinated red onions, see recipe below
  • 2 roasted chicken breasts, see recipe below
  • Potato crisps, see recipe below
  • 5 oz. baby romain lettuce, or your favorite greens
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 5 small radishes, sliced thinly
  • 6 pepperoncini
  • 12 Kalamata olives, pitted
  • 1 vine of green grapes
  • 2 cups pomegranate seeds

Slice fruits and vegetables into beautiful pieces. Arrange greens and parsley on a gorgeous platter. Fill the platter with your sliced fruits and vegetables. (This is akin to an art project in kindergarten: setting up the different sections and creating a masterpiece!  Have fun!) After arranging your salad, place the marinated onions on the platter–it’s fine if some of the oil comes along. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and drizzle with the Tangy Skyr Dressing. Perfection!

Tangy Skyr Dressing

Ingredients  

  • 1/2 cup Icelandic Provisions Plain Skyr
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp horseradish
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp water to thin, if needed

Place all ingredients in a bowl (except mint) and whisk to combine well. Add the mint and stir. If needed, add 1-2 Tbsp water to thin for desired consistency.

Whole 30 Tangy Dressing

Ingredients  

 coconut cream (to make this mix 4 Tbsp creamed coconut with 6 Tbsp water)

  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp mango
  • 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp horseradish
  • 2 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-2 Tbsp water to thin, if needed
  • Dash of Cayenne

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend well. Add the mint and stir. If needed, add 1-2 Tbsp water to thin for desired consistency.

 

NoCrumbsLeft Marinated Red Onions

Ingredients

  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup olive oil

Thinly slice the red onion. Place the slices in a container and pour the olive oil and red wine vinegar over. Add the dried oregano. Cover and let sit at room temperature to marinate for at least an hour.

Roasted Chicken Breasts

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, bone-in and skin-on
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Rub every crevice generously with olive oil, then sprinkle with plenty of kosher salt and black pepper. Bake for about 35 minutes, then brush the top of the chicken with the juices. Return to oven for 5 minutes to brown the top. Remove from the oven. Let rest for 10 minutes, then slice.

Potato Crisps

Ingredients

  • 2 russet potatoes, OR 4 Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 425 F. Slice potatoes into 1/4 inch pieces. Place potatoes in a bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper, and cayenne and coat each potato slice evenly. Evenly place the potato slices on a parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove, flip, and return to oven for 15 more minutes. Repeat this step until the edges are brown and crisp and the inside of the potato is soft.

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  1. Sounds delicious, am going to try your dressing this week!

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  2. Such a gorgeous salad! I can’t wait to make it for my family. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. This salad is literally perfection!

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  4. Another one added to the list!! Yum ! Yum.! The dressing sounds delicious. I love horseradish.

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  5. Omg yes this is amazing!!!

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  6. This sounds amazing!!! I really truly can’t wait to try this

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  7. This salad looks amazing and the dressing has my mouth watering. Gotta find the Skyr products.

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  8. That is a gorgeous and festive dinner salad! I will definitely be trying it sometime. Great post!

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  9. Oh this looks so incredible! That dressing is my spirit animal!

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  10. So delicious. Can’t wait t make

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  11. Moira McGovern-Epel November 6, 2016 — 10:09 pm

    How lovely! This is so creative, and has all my fav ingredients! You really know how to captivate my taste buds.

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  12. This sounds amazing I have to try this dressing recipe.

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