Thursday, November 10, 2011

Grilled Chicken with Beets, Walnuts and Bleu Cheese

5 beets (about 1-2" diameter)
1 lemon
1 tsp + 2 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese
1 grilled chicken breast
2 cups spinach or mixed greens

Peel beets and cut into 1/2" cubes.  Toss with 1 tsp olive oil and zest of the lemon and roast for about 15-20 minutes in a 350 degree oven until tender.

In a mixing bowl, whisk juice of the lemon and 1 tsp olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Toss beets in the dressing.

Thinly slice chicken breast and lay it over the greens. Pour beets and dressing over chicken, and top with walnuts and blue cheese.

Makes 2 side dish or 1 main dish servings.

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