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Arugula, Apple, and Grilled Chicken Salad

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

Tools I used for this easy recipe:

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

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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.

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 with Poppy Seed Dressing

5 from 1 vote
Course: Salad
Keyword: Arugula, Green apple, Grilled chcicken, Walnut
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 220kcal
Author: The Hearty Life
Cost: $$
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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: 1 serving | Calories: 220 kcal | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g | Sodium: 600 mg | Potassium: 221 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 21 g | Vitamin A: 195 IU | Vitamin C: 9 mg | Calcium: 65 mg | Iron: 1 mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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

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