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Saturday’s Signature Salad with Balsamic Grilled Chicken

by Chef Aaron Saturday

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Saturday’s Signature Salad with Balsamic Grilled Chicken This salad draws crowds from afar to our café. We have fine-tuned this recipe over the years to create an exciting balance of distinct tastes which keeps diners coming back for more. A refreshing summer salad, it makes a healthy lunch by itself, but it also pairs well with virtually any entreé for a heavier meal.

Ingredients:

Signature Salad
• 2 C organic greens
• 8-10 mango slices, julienned
• 3 whole strawberries, thinly sliced
• 2T spiced walnuts
• 2T organic feta
• 1T balsamic vinaigrette*

Balsamic Chicken
• 1/2 lb fresh organic chicken tenders
• 1/4 C olive oil
• 1/4 C balsamic vinegar
• 1/4 C soy
• 1/2 tsp tarragon
• 1/2 tsp garlic
• 1/2 tsp thyme
• pinch of black pepper

Preparation:
For Chicken
1. Mix all seasonings into olive oil.
2. Generously coat chicken with seasoned oil.
3. Grill chicken and allow to cool.

For Salad
1. In large bowl, incorporate all ingredients.
2. Toss with balsamic vinegar.
3. Top with chicken.
 
Yield: Makes 2 full salads.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Aaron Saturday of Saturday Gourmet. Saturday Gourmet intentionally sets the bar high. Average has no place in our kitchens or at our events, and it takes a talented group of chefs, designers, and event specialists to live up to our growing reputation. Our team is led by Chef Aaron Saturday and Creative Director Jenna Saturday, husband and wife and the cornerstones of Saturday Gourmet’s artistic vision. Chef Saturday has more than 23 years' experience as a culinary artist, and Jenna Saturday has practiced interior design, styling, event planning, and management for more than a decade. Together, we’ve created remarkable and unique events for the last six years.

Located in Mt Laurel, on the edge of Birmingham, Alabama, the Saturday Gourmet café is open for lunch and dinner and features lighter mid-day versions of delicious Saturday Gourmet fare. Saturday brunch with a special menu is a welcome addition for weekend diners. A dinner-to-go program for busy area residents is also featured. Saturday Gourmet prepares family portions of delicious fresh meals ready for pickup in the early evening. For more information about the café or catering, please visit www.thesaturdaygourmet.com, call (205) 981-3064 or email: events@thesaturdaygourmet.com.

*Editor's Note: Saturday Gourmet uses its own custom-blend Balsamic Vino available for purchase exclusively at their restaurant.


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