Cherry Chicken Smoked Mozzarella Salad with a simple and light dressing is the perfect dish to enjoy the cherry season!
This post was originally published in July 2015. I have taken and uploaded new photos while the text and recipe remain the same.
It’s been a while since I posted the salad recipe. It was…July, 8. Wow. Shame on me! But believe me, I’ve got a lot of nice salad ideas to share with you. What I haven’t got, it’s time. And probably, a personal secretary to manage all publishing work:)
Anyway, I hope you’ve missed my salads, haven’t you? Okay, don’t lie. I know you have.
And I’m kind of hoping you’are still having sweet cherries in your grocery stores. Because I’ve got a feeling you’re going to run into your kitchen to make this delicious Cherry Chicken Smoked Mozzarella Salad. Am I being delusional?
To say that I like sweet cherries is basically not to say anything. Cherries are the most favorite summer thing for me. And watermelons. And peaches. Sure nectarines too. Apricots, of course.
Okay, I acknowledge I’ve got pretty much favorite summer food. But cherries are still on top of that.
That’s why for the last few years I’ve been incorporating cherries in summer salads at least once every year! Cherries are beautifully paired with many things. Since they’re succulent and sweet, you don’t need any dressings. I usually use a humble drizzle of oil and vinegar, for acidity. I used to use regular mozzarella, but last year I combined the salad with smoked mozzarella, and that perfectly worked!
Indeed, could be wrong in that combo, right? Tender chicken, juicy cherries, smoked mozzarella, nuts, and some peppery arugula? The perfection! Oh, not to mention some beautiful comestible flowers, but sure they’re optional.
Well, I think I should wrap it up because you may need to run to a supermarket to grab some cherries. And don’t forget about smoked mozzarella because it makes the difference too.
But before you leave, there’s one question, guys. What’s your favorite summer fruit or berry? Do you incorporate any summer fruit in savory salads? Have you already tried this salad? :) Ouch. Sorry for more that one question.
Succulent and scrumptious Cherry Chicken Smoked Mozzarella Salad.
- 1 large chicken breast, cooked and sliced
- 2 cups cherries, pitted
- 3 cups arugula
- 1/3 cup grated smoked mozzarella
- 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
- a drizzle of white fig vinegar (or any other)
- a drizzle of olive oil
- In a bowl mix the chicken, cherries, arugula, mozzarella, and walnuts. Drizzle with a bit of the vinegar and olive oil and toss to coat.
- Divide between two plates.
2 servings as the main course (4 as the side dish). Havocinthekitchen.com