Walnut oil, Dijon mustard, and tarragon combine to make a warm and spicy dressing for this chicken salad recipe.
You know how your mom always told you to eat your veggies? Turns out she was right.
Fruits and veggies are a dieter’s dream. All that fiber fills you up. More importantly, just like Mom said, they’re good for you. Full of vitamins and phytonutrients (I love that word “phytonutrients”), they protect your heart and cells from damage. Armed with this information, don’t you want to eat more of them?
On to the salad.
Walnut oil is a new addition to my pantry. I love the light flavor it adds to my vinaigrettes. True, it’s a bit on the pricey side, but then I’m not using the whole bottle. The combination of walnut oil, dijon and tarragon was perfect with my leftover roasted chicken and goat cheese.
- 1 tablespoon walnut oil
- 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- ½ tablespoon honey
- ½ tsp dried tarragon
- 1 package bib lettuce, washed and dried
- 2 large green onion, sliced
- 1 small apple, chopped
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- 4 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
- 8 ounces chicken breast, cooked and chopped
- 4 tablespoons goat cheese, crumbled
- 1. Combine walnut oil, white balsamic vinegar, mustard, honey and tarragon. Set aside.
- 2. Toss remaining ingredients (except goat cheese) in a salad bowl.
- 3. Toss with salad dressing and top with crumbled goat cheese.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Leafy greens (not iceberg lettuces) are high in vitamins K, A, and C. They also contain folate, manganese, magnesium and potassium. All contribute to heart health, and healthy blood pressure. They also work together to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Full of phytonutrients, leafy greens help protect against cell damage.
Lean chicken breasts are a complete protein, with less saturated fat than beef. Chicken also has cancer protecting B vitamins, including Niacin and B6 for energy.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 12.16g
Total Carbs: 19.26g
Dietary Fiber: 3.21g
Weight Watchers Points 6
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.