I had an abundance of fresh basil growing in my garden and was in the mood for a fast, fresh meal. The Lime Basil Chicken Salad hit the spot.
I found the recipe for the chicken on Pinterest and was deciding how to serve it. When I looked in my fridge and noticed all the garden fresh produce, I knew a salad would compliment it perfectly.
I marinated the chicken for a few hours, grilled it, sliced it, mixed it with the basil dressing And put on top a bed of fresh greens, cucumber and tomato (avocado would have been splendid addition). I topped the whole thing with a roasted tomatillo ranch dressing (which in itself was divine).
Roasted Tomatillo Ranch
2 parts Daisy sour cream,
2 parts buttermilk,
1 part mayonnaise,
2 tablespoons of my homemade ranch mix ( parsley, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper)
2 roasted tomatillos.
Combine everything in a small food chopper and blend until smooth.
The chicken was simply awesome-moist and flavorful. The fresh salad was crunchy and great. And the creamy dressing just put it all together. I will definitely be making this again and again.
Original recipe for the chicken can be found at http://goodenessgracious.com/2012/01/basil-lime-chicken.html