Saturday, October 4, 2014


Start to finish: 40 minutes              Makes 4 servings

For the dressing:

1/4            cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
½              clove garlic, smashed or roughly chopped
2               tablespoons  olive oil
1               tablespoons  Dijon mustard
1               tablespoon  red wine vinegar
1               tablespoon  water
¼              teaspoon  kosher salt
½              teaspoon  ground black pepper

For the salad :

1              Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced
1              teaspoon  lemon juice
1              pound  Brussels sprouts, shaved or thinly sliced (about 5 cups)
1              pint  grape tomatoes, halved
¼             cup almonds, toasted and roughly chopped
1              boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and chopped or shredded (about 1 cup)
1              scallion, chopped
1              ounce  Parmesan cheese, broken into shards
Lemon wedges, for serving

1 .       To make the dressing: In a blender combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Set aside.

2 .       To prepare the salad: in a large serving bowl toss the diced apple with the lemon juice. Add the Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, almonds, chicken and scallion. Drizzle ¼ cup of the dressing and toss well to coat. Top with Parmesan shards. Serve with the remaining dressing and lemon wedges on the side.


  1. Nice salad, Nee! It not only looks refreshing and delicious, the dressing is the "icing" on the cake!

    Thanks so much for sharing, Nee...Have a GREAT weekend!

    1. My dear Louise ,
      Grilling is over for the summer , but salads are here year round .
      The salad is mine , but the dressing is Jonny's and he was so please that you said it is the icing on the cake , he had a grin from ear to ear . It looks like you and I will have more chefs in our family , now that will be a hoot . stay tune and on the
      lookout another 'Bear' coming soon .
      Thanks for stopping by and a great weekend to you ~~Nee~~ ;- D

  2. Good afternoon Nee,
    What a lovely salad this is. All your ingredients are not only a perfect match, but it is healthy as well, especially with the veggies and I love the nuts. Nuts always adds that crunch and texture to a fabulous dish! Looks so beautiful on your plate. I am getting hungry for some....Thanks for sharing have a blessed Weekend... Today is the feast day of St. Francis Assisi ...St. Francis had a great love for animals and the environment. I will say a prayer to St. Francis for your animals that he keeps them safe and protected. Dottie :)

    1. Good evening Dottie ,
      Salads can't miss with plenty of veggies and fruits and nuts is always a good choice for the crunch and is also healthy for you .
      Yes today is feast day of Saint Francis Assisi .
      I am an environmentalist as you can tell on my left sidebar , I am a member of Nature Canada and Polar Bear International and all endangered species .
      Dottie say a prayer for not only my animals , but all animals for they all are Gods creatures . Thanks for stopping by ~~Nee~~ :)

    2. Thanks Nee, I knew you were an environmentalist and that is wonderful that you are a member of Nature Canada and help the Polar Bears. I am as well. I love all animals, even though I don't have my sweet Angel Kitty anymore, I still try to belong to any type of animal rights programs. That is why I wrote about saying a prayer for your babies. I do pray for all God's creatures every day. I posted a status on Facebook about St. Francis and I said that we all should say a prayer and be activists for all animals, as they need a voice too. Thanks for your help with defending all God's creatures. Have a great Sunday..dear Nee. Dottie :)

    3. Dear Dottie ,
      When you said my animals , I assume you was speaking of mine alone . Glad to know you are a supporter of animal rights , everyone needs to join the fight because whether they realize it or not , before long we will /or is on that list .
      Thanks for stopping by and hope your Sunday is just as nice ...~~NEE`` ;-D

  3. Oh yummy! I really like the dressing.. :)

    1. Hi Nedeja , my big boy will be so pleased . Thanks for stopping by ;- D

  4. Dear Nee, This is a great salad. Perfect for lunch or a light dinner. I know I would enjoy it. It looks so delicious and creamy. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

    1. Dear Catherine , It's perfect for a light lunch with crackers or with dinner . Thanks for stopping and blessing to you and family . ~~Nee~~ ;- D


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