Summer Peach Chicken Salad

Summer Peach Chicken Salad

Summer Peach Chicken Salad

Summer Peach Chicken Salad is yet another easy lunch recipe where you can indulge in the flavorful peaches that are so delicious this time of year.  But if peaches or any other stone fruit aren’t in season, try it with apples or pears instead.  Those of you that have a garden in your backyard (I’m jealous of you if you do), you can utilize fresh spring greens like arugula and spinach and also fresh herbs like basil and mint for this recipe.  I grow herbs in my kitchen window sill and loved smelling the basil and mint aroma as I chiffonaded them up for this recipe.  To make this recipe easy and quick, I buy the chicken already grilled, so all I need to do is chop up all the ingredients and portion them out into my meal prep containers.  If you have the time and decide to grill your own chicken for this recipe, I suggest grilling the peaches too which will crystallize the natural sugars in the fruit and give this salad more robust flavor.  Yummm!

Summer Peach Chicken Salad Recipe

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe peaches
  • fresh basil, about 4-5 leaves per serving chiffonade (stack and then roll your leaves into a “basil cigar” and slice them up, this should give you long thin ribbons)
  • 4 mint leaves cut into slivers
  • small red onion
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 16oz (1lb) grilled boneless skinless chicken breast chopped up or shredded

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 4 tsp of olive oil (1 tsp per serving)
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice (1 Tbsp per serving)
  • 2 Tbsp (1 1/2 tsp per serving) white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp of agave (1 1/2 tsp per serving)

Instructions

  1. Toss the salad ingredients and divide evenly into 4 sealable to go containers.  Seal shut and refridgerate until ready to eat.
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients and divide into 4 smaller sealable to go containers.  Seal shut and refridgerate until ready to eat.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad when ready to enjoy.

Notes

Nutrition

I discovered this recipe in Bob Harper’s “Skinny Meals” cook book.  Each serving contains 249 calories, 25g of protein, 24g of carbs, 8g of fat, and 4g of fiber.

Grocery List

Below is a chart of price comparison grocery stores. When reviewing this chart, keep in mind that the prices may have changed slightly from when I visited these stores. Please take into consideration when reviewing this chart that Whole Foods only offers organic options, and also offers coupons and cash back programs to its Amazon Prime members. The Target prices do not include the 5% red debit card discount, cartwheel offers (since these change weekly), or the $0.05 off per bag for any bags used from home. Also be sure to check Publix’s current bogo list. If you really desire convenience both Publix and Target offer delivery, and Target also offers buy online/store pick up too.  This is a great option if you are trying to stay on a budget, because it prevents impulse purchases that can often happen from going into the store.

Ingredient Price Comparison Chart for Summer Peach Chicken Salad

Final Thoughts

Have a few extra peaches?  Why not try the Peachy Keen Protein Smoothie for breakfast?

Salads are a great lunch or dinner option for hot summer days.  I’d love to hear back from you guys on what are some of your favorite salads or favorite foods during this hot summer season.



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