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Mediterranean Salad with Grilled Chicken

PREP: 20 minutes
YIELD: 6 servings

Enjoy this twist on a classic sweet and savory, Asian-inspired dish. 

Ingredients

  • Salad:
  • 4 Cup Romaine Leaves, Rinsed, Dried and Chopped
  • 1 Cup Cucumber, Diced
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
  • 6 Natural Delights® Dates, Pitted
  • 1/2 Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
  • 1/3 Cup Kalamata Olives, Pitted
  • 1 lb. Grilled Chicken
  • Lemon Wedges to Serve (Optional)
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 T. Fresh Lemon Juice (More or Less to Preference)
  • 1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Large Garlic Clove, Finely Minced
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Freshly Cracked Black Pepper

Preparation

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add all the salad ingredients together and gently toss until combined.
  2. Next, prepare the dressing by adding all the ingredients into a small, lidded jar, then seal and shake until thoroughly mixed.
  3. When ready, pour the dressing over the salad and carefully toss.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy!

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.