1 pint of grape tomatoes
1/4 bunch of basil
3 cups arugula or mixed greens
1 clove garlic
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 T Dijon mustard
1 T local honey
1 T balsamic vinegar
2 T olive oil
1 T grated pecorino or parmesan cheese
1 t oregano
1 t dried rosemary
1 t dried thyme
8 oz bocconcini mozzarella cheese balls
Salt and Pepper
Prepare the ingredients.
Rinse the cherry tomatoes and halve. Rice the basil and pick leaves, discarding stems. Rinse arugula. Mince garlic. Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towel. Mix your dried spices. You can use another combination of spices if you don't have oregano, rosemary and thyme on hand.
In a large bowl, whisk together the garlic paste, Dijon mustard, honey, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Stir in the grated cheese. Taste, and add salt and pepper as needed. Set aside.
Dress the salad next. In a large bowl, mix the arugula or salad greens with the tomatoes, mozzarella balls, basil and dressing. Bocconcini, translates to "little bites" in Italian. They are small balls or pieces of fresh mozzarella you can purchase in a small tub from the grocery store. Toss to coat everything evenly.
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