A Tasty Summertime Salad!

There is so much fresh produce available in the summer and salads are a great way of showcasing it. The key to making a satisfying salad is to include a source of protein, healthy fats, and carbs. For this salad the chicken is the protein, if you are following a plant-based diet feel free to use marinated tofu, tempeh or chickpeas instead. The salad dressing provides you with both a source of fat and flavour. The quinoa in this salad provides whole grains, in addition to an extra texture. Personally, I love making this salad, it is well balanced and very flavourful, the grilled peach really takes it to a new level.
Ingredients (2 servings):
Lots of kale (or another leafy green of your choosing)
2 Chicken Breast 
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped in half 
1 peach
2 tbsp goat cheese
1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup olive oil 
1 clove garlic, minced 
1 tbsp sweetener of choice (ie. maple syrup, honey)
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat grill (or oven) and cook the chicken until fully cooked to an internal temperature of 350F. 
  2. While the chicken cooks, wash and prepare the greens and tomatoes. 
  3. Make the salad dressing by combining all the ingredients and mixing well. 
  4. Carefully cut the peach and remove the pit. Brush the inside with olive oil and grill over medium heat cut-side down for 4 minutes. 
  5. Assemble the salad with all ingredients, toss with the dressing and enjoy!
A Tasty Summertime Salad!
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