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Monday, December 28, 2015

Apple Chicken Salad with Craisins® Fruit Clusters

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Are you looking to lighten up your menu a little now? I'm sharing a tasty salad recipe that's great for lunch or dinner. It's sweet and tangy from the maple and mustard in the dressing. Then the salad is full of healthy greens, protein packed chicken, apples, feta cheese and topped with crunchy Craisins® Fruit Clusters.



The salad is easy to make, and since it looks so fancy, you can also bring it to any potluck or dinner party and be sure you'll get compliments.

Maple Vinaigrette

1/4 cup maple syrup (maple flavored syrup)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cider vinegar
1 TBS dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small plastic container with a lid and shake well. Then leave it in the fridge while you prepare the rest of the salad (or do this step hours ahead of time.)


Apple Chicken Salad

1 bag Spring mix lettuce
1 cup Grilled chicken, cut into slices or cubes
1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese
1 cup Apple chunks 
1/2 cup Craisins® Fruit Clusters (Cranberry Almond)

I like to layer all the ingredients in my bowl, or on my plate, in the order listed. (Decrease amounts as desired for a personal size salad.)


When it's time to serve, simple drizzle the dressing over the top. OR, try this little dressing trick. Add dressing to the greens and toss to coat BEFORE adding any of the other ingredients. This makes sure that the dressing is evenly distributed, and the top of the salad stays pretty. But only do this if the salad will be served right away. Otherwise it can make the lettuce get too wilt-y.


Isn't it such a pretty salad? You can find Craisins® Dried Cranberries Fruit Clusters right by the regular Craisins® Dried Cranberries in the dried fruit section at Walmart. 


There are several flavor varieties that would be great additions in this salad, other recipes, and for simply snacking. Examples include Craisins® Dried Cranberries (Original, Reduced Sugar, Cherry, Blueberry, Pomegranate) and Craisins® Fruit Clusters (Cranberry Almond and Cranberry Granola.


How will you add zing to your favorite recipes with Craisins® Dried Cranberries and Craisins® Fruit Clusters? 
Take a picture of it, post it to Instagram and tag @oceansprayinc so they can see it!




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2 comments:

  1. That looks delicious Stephanie! After the holidays I always feel like I need some healthy options. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Wow! Adding the clusters to a salad is such a fun idea! This is perfect for after the holidays when we start eating salads like crazy. Thanks for sharing! #client

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