Deconstructed Chicken Ratatouille Salad
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings: 4
  • ⅓ cup dry oregano
  • ½ cup dry basil leaves
  • ¼ cup dry marjoram
  • ¼ cup rubbed sage
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 2 medium zucchini, cut into 1” cubes
  • 2 medium yellow squash, cut into 1” cubes
  • ½ medium eggplant, cut into 1” cubes
  • 1 large roasted red pepper, thin julienne
  • 1 red onion, cut into ½” cubes
  • 1 large Portobello cap, cut into 1” cubes
  • 8 ounces garlic, minced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, cut into 1” cubes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound chicken breast, 10 ounces and up
  • 5‒6 cups mixed greens - spring mix or baby arugula
  • 3‒4 ounces white balsamic vinaigrette
  • 5 ounces Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ---White Balsamic Vinaigrette---
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
  • 4 ounces white balsamic vinegar
  • 6‒8 ounces blended olive oil
DIRECTIONS
  1. Mix dry spices.
  2. Add kosher salt and black cracked pepper, to taste.
  3. Separately season vegetables with dry mix.
  4. Toss with a little blended olive oil.
  5. Keeping vegetables separate, place squashes, eggplant, onion and Portobello mushroom on sheet pan.
  6. Roast in oven for about 12 to 15 minutes until vegetables begin to show slight color.
  7. Remove from heat and cool.
  8. Place garlic in small sauce pot with diced tomato.
  9. Cook until tomato just begins to break down.
  10. Remove from heat and cool.
  11. Season chicken with salt and pepper and roast until done. When still warm, julienne chicken and place in warmer, covered.
  12. In large mixing bowl, toss chicken and vegetables with dressing.
  13. Add greens.
  14. Serve family style on a large platter or serve in individual salad bowls.
  15. Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese.
  16. ---White Balsamic Vinaigrette---
  17. Mix all ingredients but oil with hand blender.
  18. While blender is on, slowly add oil until thoroughly mixed.