Rating: 5.00
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Arugula, Apple, and Grilled Chicken Salad

By Rachel
June 30, 2022

This Arugula, Apple, and Grilled Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is light, fresh, and full of flavor. Arugula, sliced green apples, walnuts, golden raisins, and tender grilled chicken tossed in an easy poppy seed dressing. Perfect to serve as a main dish or along side a bowl of soup. You could substitute grilled chicken for steak or salmon.

Arugula, Apple, and Walnut Salad with Grilled Chicken on a platter
walnuts in a bowl

Highlights of this arugula salad:

  • Light & fresh
  • Buttery crunch from the walnuts
  • Chewy golden raisins
  • Crispy Apples
  • Good mix of sweet and salty

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Arugula, Apple, and Walnut Salad with Grilled Chicken topped with poppy seed dressing

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Arugula Apple and Grilled Chicken Salad

Grocery List:

  • Arugula (could substitute a baby spinach mix)
  • Green apples
  • Walnuts or pine nuts
  • Grilled chicken (could substitute salmon or grilled steak)
  • Blue cheese
  • Golden raisins or dried cranberries
  • Olive oil
  • Dijon mustard
  • Orange juice
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Salt & pepper
poppy seed dressing in a jar

Poppy seed dressing is quick and so flavorful, store any excess dressing in the fridge for up to a month.

Arugula Apple and Grilled Chicken Salad

Instructions:

For the poppy seed dressing:

  • In a mason jar combine the olive oil, orange juice, mustard, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, and poppy seeds. Place on the lid and shake well until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl add in the arugula, green apples, and walnuts. Drizzle on the poppy seed dressing and toss to combine. Transfer onto a serving platter and top with the sliced grilled chicken, golden raisins, and blue cheese if desired. Serve immediately.
Arugula, Apple, and Walnut Salad with Grilled Chicken
Arugula Apple and Grilled Chicken Salad

Arugula, Apple, and Grilled Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

5 from 2 votes
Fresh arugula topped with walnuts, green apples, tender grilled chicken, and a citrusy poppy seed dressing
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz. Arugula
  • 1 large Green Apple, julienned , tossed in lemon juice if needed to stop browning
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts, chopped
  • 2-3 Chicken breasts, grilled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup Golden raisins
  • Crumbled blue cheese, optional

For the poppy seed dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds

Instructions
 

For the poppy seed dressing:

  • In a mason jar combine the olive oil, orange juice, mustard, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, and poppy seeds. Place on the lid and shake well until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl add in the arugula, green apples, and walnuts. Drizzle on the poppy seed dressing and toss to combine. Transfer onto a serving platter and top with the sliced grilled chicken, golden raisins, and blue cheese if desired. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 600mgPotassium: 221mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 195IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 1mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 220kcal
Cost: $$
Course: Salad
Keyword: Arugula, Green apple, Grilled chcicken, Walnut

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Arugula, Apple, and Walnut Salad with Grilled Chicken on a set table

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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for the lovely recipe. The whole family enjoyed it!

    1. Rachel Author says:

      Thank you for sharing, Paula! Glad your family enjoyed it.

5 from 1 vote (1 rating without comment)

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