Raspberry Chicken Salad with Honeyed Walnuts and Gorgonzola

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Author Notes: Dinner for four on a warm summer night..inpatskitchen

Makes 4 dinner salads

For the salad dressing

  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  1. With an immersion blender or in a blender, puree the raspberries, mustard, vinegar, honey and salt.
  2. Slowly stream in the oil. This creates a thick emulsion. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the salad

  • 1 cup whole walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1.5 pounds)
  • 1 head Boston lettuce, leaves torn
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, leaves torn
  • 1/4 cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • The salad dressing
  • Water to thin the dressing if desired
  1. Toss the walnuts with the sugar and honey until well coated.
  2. Place the coated walnuts on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast at 350F for 12 to 14 minutes, turning the walnuts about half way through the cooking time. Remove from the oven, separate if necessary and cool.
  3. Marinate the chicken in about 1/4 cup of the dressing for about 45 minutes. On a grill or grill pan, grill the chicken until done. Cool and slice about 1/4 inch.
  4. Toss the two lettuces and spread them on a large platter. Scatter the onion over. Arrange the chicken, walnuts, raspberries and cheese over all.
  5. Thin the dressing with a little water if it seems too thick for your taste. Help your self to a serving and dress the salad to your taste.

Tags: sweet and savory, warm night dinner

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about 2 years ago BlueKaleRoad

I love this salad, Pat! What a beautiful meal for a warm evening...can't wait til balmy days arrive here. The raspberries, chicken and nuts sound so good together - what great flavors and textures.


about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks Hannah! Those warm days are coming soon!


about 2 years ago JanetFL

Sounds delicious! I will be trying it this weekend - our weather is hot, hot, hot!


about 2 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks Janet! Please let me know what you think when you make it!


almost 4 years ago lorigoldsby

Great flavor combo--one of my favorites!


almost 4 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks lori!


almost 4 years ago lapadia



almost 4 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks lapadia...it hit the spot last night what with temps in the high 80s around here!


almost 4 years ago singing_baker

I love candied nuts in salads! Looks delicious.


almost 4 years ago inpatskitchen

Thanks! I love them too!


almost 4 years ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Beautiful salad! the vinaigrette is wonderful


almost 4 years ago inpatskitchen

Thank you! I loved all the ingredients!