BEET SALAD WITH CHICKEN & ARUGULA
Nutritious & Delicious! You will love making this salad. Perfect for Paleo food lovers, gluten-free, grain-free, and easily tweaked if you are following a strict Autoimmune Protocol. Enjoy!
Servings: 4 people
- 2 chicken breasts large and seared (see instructions)
- 2 beets large and roasted (see instructions)
- 8 cups arugula
- 1 lemon zest & juice
- 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
- 2 tbsp crumbled goat cheese optional
- 1 tsp Himalayan salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 5 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
Preheat your oven to 450 F
Take a pan and line it with parchment paper
Wash the beets, rub them with extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle them with Himalayan salt and black pepper
Roast the beets for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until you can stick a fork in them with little or no resistance
Let them cool off completely before peeling and slicing them for your salad
SEARED CHICKEN BREASTS
Pound the chicken breasts using a mallet. If you don't have a mallet, you can use the bottom of a mason jar or cup. You just want to make their thickness as even as possible throughout
Sprinkle them with Himalayan salt and black pepper
Heat a skillet or pan on medium/high and coat the bottom with olive oil
Set the timer to 1 minute and saute the chicken breasts on one side until the alarm goes off
Set the timer to 1 minute and saute the chicken breasts on the other side until the alarm goes off
When the alarm goes off, put a lid on and set the timer for 10 minutes. Lower the heat to medium/low and let simmer. DO NOT TOUCH THAT LID!
When the alarm goes off, turn off the heat and let it rest setting the timer once again for 10 minutes. DO NOT TOUCH THAT LID!
Once the alarm goes off for the last time, you can slice your chicken breasts and add them to your salad.
SALAD & DRESSING
Combine the lemon juice, zest, remaining olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme leaves in a small bowl to make a vinaigrette
Toss the arugula with half the dressing
Make a bed of arugula on a serving plate. Add the roasted beet wedges and chicken slices. Drizzle the rest of the dressing on top of the chicken and beets. Garnish with dollops of goat cheese (optional)
Serving: 8oz | Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.8g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 15mg | Sugar: 7g | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.6mg