We are assuming your 2017 New Year's resolution goals look similar to ours: aiming to lose weight, exercise more, spend less, minimize stress and volunteer more. Halfway thought the first month of the year, we are already needing some motivation to get back on track and CRUsh these 2017 healthy ambitions.
In true CRU-style, we are here to help with a couple of healthy AND DELICIOUS suggestions from Chef, Erin Zircher and Cocktail Director, Jess Goldfarb. Hope you enjoy their spin on healthy eating & drinking as much as we do.
Cheers from the CRU CREW!
Winter Salad Designed for Deliciousness
Chef's Chicken Chopped Salad
This is the winter version of our most vibrant salad at Cru. Lots of beautiful colors and textures make this satisfying salad perfect for a healthy start to the new year.
2 cups cooked chicken, diced
2 medium beets, roasted and diced
1 sweet potato, roasted and diced
1 apple, diced
1 head romaine, washed and cut into 1/2 inch strips
1/2 c. flat leaf parsley leaves, picked and washed
1/2 c. mint leaves, picked and washed
1/2 c. pomegranate seeds
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 c. olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
Buttermilk Goats Cheese Dressing
4 oz soft goats cheese
1 garlic clove
1/2 c. buttermilk
salt to taste
In a blender, combine the ingredients for the buttermilk dressing. Blend until smooth. Taste for seasoning and thin if needed with additional buttermilk to be able to drizzle the salad with the dressing.
Assemble the roasted chicken and vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Top with the romaine, herbs and pomegranate seeds. Add the lemon juice, olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
To serve, toss the chopped salad and divide among plates. Drizzle with the goats cheese dressing. Enjoy.