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close up of a bowl with chicken, arugula and blistered tomaotes

Grilled Chicken and Blistered Tomato Salad with Turmeric Vinaigrette

  • Author: Cristina Curp, FNTP
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 large salad 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A delicious and simple Mediterranean inspired salad that’s Whole3o friendly!



For the Salad

  • 2 chicken cutlets
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt, divided
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 1 cup NatureSweet Cherubs
  • ¼ red onion, sliced
  • 3 cups arugula

For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Pinch of ground oregano
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Heat a medium cast-iron skillet over medium heat. While it comes to temperature, season the chicken with ½ teaspoon salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil into the skillet, add the chicken and cook for 4 minutes a side or until cooked through.
  3. In the meantime, grab a small skillet or sauce pot and heat over medium to low heat. Toast the pine nuts until golden brown. Remove from heat promptly. Set aside.
  4. In a small jar or bowl, mix together the salad dressing ingredients until well combined.
  5. Remove the chicken from the skillet and add the NatureSweet Cherubs, cook on the hot skillet for 2-3 minutes. Salt with ½ teaspoon salt and use a spatula to move them around occasionally until their skin begins to blister. Remove from heat.
  6. Build your salad: Slice or dice your chicken, add it to a bowl with the arugula. Add in the red onion, pine nuts, your blistered NatureSweet Cherubs and lastly the dressing. Gently toss and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Use about half of the dressing for one serving of salad! Macros calculated accordingly. 
  • Skip the maple syrup to make this Whole30 compliant and Keto friendly!


  • Serving Size: 1 Salad
  • Calories: 434
  • Fat: 24g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 33g

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