When I create salads I think a lot about taste and appearance. I want there to be lots of color, so it looks exciting. I want it to be seasonal, so that everything is as fresh and as vibrant as it will ever be. And as I bite into it, I want there to be lots of different flavors and textures...something with crunch, something soft, something savory, something with tang and something sweet. Call me greedy. And frankly, I don't gravitate towards salads...I really need them have some jazz hands.
If you can't find blood oranges, substitute oranges. If you don't have the seasoning I used for the chicken, substitute good ol' fashion salt and pepper. Let's be flexible. One other selling point: you could (and should) make the dressing ahead of time, as well as the chicken, rice and goat cheese balls. Make ahead. Love it.
Let's get our green on. —Rebecca @ DisplacedHousewife.com