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Mâche and Chicken Salad with Honey Tahini Dressing

 
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Quite tasty. The tahini dressing made the whole dish sing. We used arugula instead of spinach. Delicious!

Yield

4

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

25

min

Ready

50

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

For the dressing:
½ cup lemon juice
cup olive oil, extra-virgin
cup tahini (sesame paste)
*
2 tablespoons honey
2 cloves garlic
minced
1 teaspoon salt
black pepper
freshly ground to taste
*
For the salad:
1 pound red skinned potatoes
new
1 pound chicken tenders
¼ teaspoon salt
1 pinch salt
divided
*
¼ teaspoon black pepper
freshly ground
*
1 tablespoon olive oil, extra-virgin
½ small garlic cloves
*
4 cups baby spinach
*
1 cup baby peas
shelled English or thawed frozen peas
*
1 tablespoon shallots
finely chopped

Directions

To prepare dressing:

Combine lemon juice, ⅓ cup oil, tahini, honey and minced garlic in a blender, a jar with a tight-fitting lid or a medium bowl. Blend, shake or whisk until smooth.

Season with 1 teaspoon salt and pepper or to taste.

To prepare salad:

Place a steamer basket in a large saucepan, add 1 inch of water and bring to a boil.

Put potatoes in the basket and steam until barely tender when pierced with a skewer, 15 to 20 minutes, depending on size.

When cool enough to handle, slice or quarter. Meanwhile, toss chicken with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.

Transfer to a clean cutting board to cool. Shred into bite-size pieces. Season a wooden salad bowl by rubbing with ½ clove garlic and a pinch of salt.

Chop the garlic and add to the bowl along with the potatoes and mâche (or spinach). Pour ½ cup dressing over the potatoes and greens; gently toss to coat. (Cover and refrigerate the remaining ¾ cup dressing for up to 3 days.)

Add peas, shallot and the shredded chicken; gently toss and serve.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 298g (10.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 44646% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 829mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars g
Protein 60g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 38%
Calcium 8% Iron 45%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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