Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken Recipe | The Olive Crush
This quick and easy salad is great for people who have gluten allergies or diabetes. It’s low calorie, and just all around tastes great!

Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken
Serves 4
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Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup red-wine vinegar
  2. 2 tablespoons Olive Crush Coratina Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  3. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill, or oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
  4. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  7. 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  8. 2 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken, (about 12 ounces; see Tip)
  9. 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  10. 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  11. 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  12. 1/2 cup sliced ripe black olives
  13. 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Whisk vinegar, oil, dill (or oregano), garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Add lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, olives and feta.
  3. Toss to coat.
Notes
  1. If you don't have cooked chicken, poach 1 pound chicken breasts for this recipe. Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan. Add lightly salted water (or chicken broth) to cover and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 15 minutes.
Adapted from EatingWell.com
Adapted from EatingWell.com
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  • Crafted by Boundary Bend/Cobram Estate, this highly awarded Coratina has won Best In Class and Gold medals in International & Domestic Olive Oil Competitions. The incredible Coratina nose packs a wallop & displays notes of green apple peel & grass. Herbaceous and peppery with the perfect amount of bitterness!
     
    Tip: Great on salads and as dipping oil.

Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad

The Olive Crush Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe
 
Try this healthy version of a salad favorite which is packed in healthy vitamins and nutrients. This version of the salad is around 430 calories, but is sure to leave you full until your next meal.

Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad
Serves 1
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Ingredients
  1. 4 cups chopped mixed greens (spinach, romaine, arugula)
  2. 2 oz chicken or turkey slices
  3. 1 medium tomato, chopped or sliced
  4. 1/4 cup cucumbers, sliced
  5. 1/4 cup crimini mushrooms, sliced
  6. 1 cup or 1/2 can (BPA Free) kidney beans
  7. 1 tbsp dried sunflower seeds
Dressing
  1. 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  2. 1/2 tbsp The Olive Crush Chilean Arbosana Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  3. 1 clove garlic, pressed or chopped
  4. 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients and top with dressing.
Adapted from The World's Healthiest Food
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Products Used In This Recipe

  • This is limited edition artisan produced Arbosana EVOO. It has a nutty and fruity forward flavor with notes of green tomato and almond. Similar in many respects to Arbequina, it is more robust and has higher polyphenol levels and a touch more pepper in the finish.
     
    Tip: This exceptional EVOO serves as an excellent all-purpose oil, it will excel as finishing oil drizzled over a wide variety of foods. Try it over tomato-based salads, gazpacho and other cold soups and grilled mild to medium fish and shellfish like halibut, swordfish, shrimp and scallops.

Harvest Chopped Salad with Apple Balsamic Glazed Bacon

HARVEST CHOPPED SALAD WITH APPLE BALSAMIC GLAZED BACON

How about adding a delicious salad to your holiday meal spread? This recipe is very filling and great, not only for Thanksgiving, but for any occasion where you’d like to serve a unique salad. It makes as great of an entree as it does a side salad!

Harvest Chopped Salad with Apple Balsamic Glazed Bacon
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Ingredients
  1. 6-8 cups mixed greens
  2. 2 apples (chopped)
  3. 2 shallots (minced)
  4. 1/2 cup blue cheese (crumbled)
  5. 8 slices of Balsamic Glazed Bacon, chopped (recipe below)
  6. 1 large or 2 small avocados (cubed)
  7. 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  8. 1/2 cup Spicy Sweet Pepitas/pumpkin seeds (recipe below)
For the Vinaigrette
  1. 1/2 cup Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
  2. 1/2 cup Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar
  3. 1 t. Dijon mustard
  4. 1 t. fine sea salt (to taste)
Balsamic Glazed Bacon
  1. 8 slices bacon
  2. Ground black pepper
  3. Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar
Spicy Sweet Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)
  1. 2 cup shelled pumpkin seeds
  2. 1/4 cup sugar (or honey)
  3. 1 large egg white (beaten until frothy)
  4. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  8. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F degrees.
  2. Spread bacon on a rack and place rack in a roasting pan. Sprinkle with ground black pepper and roast in oven until crisp, basting bacon 2-3 times with Red Apple Balsamic Vinegar during cooking. Set aside to cool.
  3. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Mix pumpkin seeds with sugar (or honey), egg white, chili powder, apple pie spice, salt, ground cumin, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Spread into a single layer on baking sheet. Bake about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until golden brown. Remove from oven and separate pepitas while still warm.
  4. Allow to cool.
  5. In a dish, mix ingredients for the vinaigrette.
  6. Put greens in a large dish and layer with glazed bacon, apples, shallots, blue cheese crumbles, avocados, dried cranberries, and top with spicy sweet pepitas. Dress with vinaigrette and serve.
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Products Used In This Recipe

  • This olive oil is created at crush. Locally grown Meyer Lemons are added to freshly picked olives and pressed together creating an extraordinary duet. The blend is so precise that the fresh, smooth and buttery flavor of our olive oil is delicately coated with hint of lemon.
     
    Tip: A light refreshing flavor of lemon is just perfect to sauté shrimp or scallops or to drizzle on chicken or fish. Use it mixed with our balsamic vinegars to create quick dipping sauce that with crusty bread can create dinner by itself. Great to use in baking or a foundation in salad dressing.

  • Imported from Modena, Italy, this red apple balsamic has an enticing aroma and a delicate, sweet apple flavor. It is made by blending apple cider with concentrated apple must, and carefully aging the mixture until it attains maximum flavor.
     
    Tip: This balsamic adds a refreshing lift to salads, sauces, chutneys and vegetables. It is also amazing drizzled on pork, chicken and fish.

Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Chocolate Balsamic

strawberryavocadosalad
Dark chocolate balsamic vinegar is not only great for baking, pancakes, and ice cream, try it in this amazing Strawberry & Avocado Salad. This salad is great for those in search of a way to make a lunch staple new and exciting.

Strawberry & Avocado Salad with Chocolate Balsamic
Serves 2
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Ingredients
  1. 4 cups salad greens, coarsely torn (lettuce, spinach, kale, chard, etc. would all work)
  2. 1 cup strawberries, washed, destemmed and quartered
  3. 1 cup avocado, sliced (from 1 small)
  4. 1 tbsp mint, slivered
  5. 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  6. 1 tbsp raw cacao nibs (optional)
  7. 4 tsp Dark Chocolate balsamic vinegar
  8. 2 tsp Arbequina Olive Oil
  9. 1 tbsp raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder)
  10. 1/16 tsp salt
  11. 2 tbsp water (or less depending on desired consistency)
Directions for Dressing
  1. Mix together Dark Chocolate balsamic vinegar, Arbequina Olive Oil, cacao powder, and salt. Thin to your desired consistency with water. The cacao powder may not dissolve very well, but that won't affect the flavor.
Directions for the Salad
  1. Plate the salad mix and top with strawberries, avocado, and mint. Add almonds and cacao nibs just prior to serving.
Notes
  1. Try this with 1 cup of blueberries for some extra sweetness!
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Products Used In This Recipe

  • The initial flavor of this precious olive oil is buttery and a bit sweet, reminiscent of melon and apples. The aftertaste is warm and grassy. The color of the olive oil itself varies from emerald green to golden yellow, which mostly depends on the moment of harvesting.

  • This is a velvety-sweet, and very flavorful balsamic resounds with the complexity of three different chocolates. The chocolate aroma and flavor are unmistakable, and you will savor the depth of flavors that will certainly have you craving for more.
     
    Tip: This balsamic is best paired with desserts and drizzled over fruits including bananas, berries, and pineapple. It adds an elegant touch to cheese trays, especially those that include hard, intense cheeses such as Parmesan, asiago, and sharp provolone. We also like it as an exceptional “secret ingredient” in chili, darker moles, and in Central and South American dishes where a rich chocolate flavor is desired.

Crush Caprese Salad

Crush Caprese Salad
Caprese salads are as simple to make as they are delicious. Try it with our Chilean Arbosano, and mix with our White Oregano Balsamic Vinegar for some added flair!
 

Crush Caprese Salad
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min

 

Products Used In This Recipe

  • This is limited edition artisan produced Arbosana EVOO. It has a nutty and fruity forward flavor with notes of green tomato and almond. Similar in many respects to Arbequina, it is more robust and has higher polyphenol levels and a touch more pepper in the finish.
     
    Tip: This exceptional EVOO serves as an excellent all-purpose oil, it will excel as finishing oil drizzled over a wide variety of foods. Try it over tomato-based salads, gazpacho and other cold soups and grilled mild to medium fish and shellfish like halibut, swordfish, shrimp and scallops.

  • This is a crisp, White Balsamic Vinegar, infused with the superb flavor of Oregano, to produce a classic Mediterranean flavor. The addition of oregano will make this vinegar the perfect balance for a range of our EVOOs, and will produce outstanding salad dressings or marinades.
     
    Tip: Make a quick salad using Oregano White Balsamic Vinegar with Garlic or Basil Olive Oils. Oregano White Balsamic will also enhance the flavor of almost any dinner salad, and with a sweet fruity EVOO, can be drizzled over fresh tomato slices, herbs, and some Parmesan or provolone cheese to make a delicious Caprese salad.