My favorite summery salad with watermelon, juicy balsamic glazed chicken, feta cheese and much more
Happy hump day lovelies! I cannot believe that I am only just now getting around to sharing this salad with you guys! It has been my absolute favorite salad this summer and my go-to when I have been having guests over – it is always a big hit! I know summer is over, but I wanted to share this yummy colorful salad with you guys anyways, the watermelons are still quite good where I live and I can always use a taste of summer regardless of the season ;) I have a lot of yummy fall salads with more season appropriate produce planned for you guys, but I just had to share this one with you guys first, since it is such a favorite of mine – I hope you’ll love it! ❤︎
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Ingredients – 2 servings:
2 chicken breasts
2 cups (equals 4-5 deciliters) chopped watermelon
4 large handfuls mixed greens (I just used a salad mix)
1/2 cucumber, sliced
4-5 tablespoons pinenuts
Feta cheese, crumbled (kindly sponsored by Taverna) – adjust amounts to your liking
Balsamic reduction (I just used a store-bought one)
I added a couple of cute edible flowers as well, but that is of course not necessary
Just adjust the amounts of everything to your liking, I never measure anything when making this salad, but I tried to make an estimation for you guys :)
Start by toasting the pinenuts on a dry pan on medium to high heat – I like to add a little bit of sea salt as well. Toast the pinenuts until they become dark golden and fragrant, but make sure to stir well or they will get burnt.
When the pinenuts are done set them aside and add a little olive oil to the pan and cook the chicken breasts on medium to high heat – season them with sea salt and pepper. When the chicken breasts are almost done add a bit of the balsamic reduction until the chicken breast is covered in it and give it about a minute more on each side. Make sure not to overcook the chicken, it should be nice and juicy, not dry.
Let the chicken rest on the cutting board for a couple of minutes while you arrange the salad, cucumber, watermelon, pinenuts and feta on the plates. Cut the chicken breasts into slices as pictured and add them to the salad along with a drizzle of balsamic reduction – and the salads are ready to be served, enjoy!