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A Very Berry Summer Salad

Berrys of any kind are the epitome of Summer and picking them fresh from the fields is a favourite activity with family and friends, in the early morning hours of a hot, Southern Manitoba day. The sweetness of berries can be a perfect complement to more savory ingredients as in this very berry summer salad recipe straight from The Olenick House kitchen. Try it tonight and enjoy!


  • 2 chicken breasts or thighs, cubed
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 head fresh butter lettuce, shredded
  • 1/4 cup feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/8 cup red onion, short-sliced
  • Raspberry vinaigrette dress to taste


  • In a large pan, heat oil
  • Brown cubed chicken over medium-low heat until cooked through, salt/pepper to taste
  • While chicken is browning, shred lettuce into a large serving bowl
  • Add feta, pecans, blueberries and red onion
  • When chicken is done, set aside and allow to cool
  • When chicken is cooled, add to salad bowl
  • Drizzle salad with raspberry vinaigrette (approx 1/2 cup is perfect) and serve.

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