Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken and Avocado Power Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken, Avocado Power Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

I’ve been eating this Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken and Avocado Power Salad everyday for over a week, so I figured if I love it so much, I should share it with you! It’s filling and flavorful!

Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken, Avocado Power Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

It’s packed full of healthy fats from the avocado, walnuts and olive oil; a simple grilled rosemary chicken provides even more protein to power you through the day; baby spinach and kale, which have too many health benefits to fit here (if you want to read more about the power of kale, you can here); and a tiny sprinkling of goat’s milk feta, because EVERYTHING is better with cheese.

Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken, Avocado Power Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

The Champagne Vinaigrette perfectly ties all the flavors together but doesn’t overpower them – just as an excellent salad dressing should be. I am obsessed with this dressing. It is also an excellent sauce in which to bake fish!

Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken, Avocado Power Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

I first used it as a dressing for a simple salad to go with my baked Halibut and I just can’t get enough!

Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken, Avocado Power Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

This Power Salad makes an easy yet filling lunch or dinner! It would also be a beautiful appetizer for company (scaled down, of course). 

Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken and Avocado Power Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

Grapefruit, Kale, Chicken and Avocado Power Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baby kale
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 very small pink grapefruit
  • ½ avocado, sliced
  • ½ chicken breast, sliced
  • ½ oz goat’s milk feta cheese
  • Walnuts
  • Champagne Vinaigrette [Instructions here]
  • Instructions for the Rosemary Grilled Chicken here

Instructions

  1. Make your chicken breasts by your preferred method. I grilled these in a grill pan on my stovetop, but you can also pan sear them and then cook on the stove or in a preheated 400 ° oven or grill them in a real grill. Let rest 10 minutes prior to slicing. While the chicken cooks build your salad. I like to remove everything except the juicy insides of the grapefruit – it takes a bit longer but then there is no bitterness to offset their amazing flavor!
  2. While chicken is resting, make your salad dressing.
  3. Arrange all topping on your bed of spinach and kale, drizzle a bit of your salad dress on top. Enjoy!
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Comments

  1. says

    That dressing looks really yum. It has all the ingredients I really love, especially avocado. The salad is so springlike looking! Is it still cold there btw? It’s been so sunshiny, warm, and springlike here in socali. The salad would be great to pack for lunch too. I bet you make all your lunches to bring to work too, right? I can’t imagine you going across the street for Subway or whatever lol. I can SO see you putting thought and love into yours and your husbands lunch to take to work.
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    • AmericanCooking22 says

      lol! You crack me up! You are totally right, I haven’t gone out for lunch in years!! I would sometimes go out for Thai or Indian or BBQ (my fav!) with the other finance guys when I worked at GE, but not so much since then. :-) Have you seen how many ingredients are in a Subway sub? It’s insane…

      The temperature varies by day! Some days it’s barely over freezing then the next day it’ll be 70! Isn’t it always sunny and springlike in Socali?

    • AmericanCooking22 says

      I am a “streak eater” by nature, so I love to eat the same thing everyday until I get bored and then change it, but blogging and marriage to not lend themselves to streak eating…alas. But my Husband loved this same salad several nights in a row for dinner! Winning!

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