Chopped Salad with Tayberries

 

Chopped Salad with Tayberries-2

One of my favorite things to do with my husband is to go out for a long walk. I think it is a great way to spend time together because we can exercise, talk and see different things at the same time. We often walk around our neighborhood because we live in the downtown core where you can always find many interesting things on the streets. We always have fun doing it, specially now that it is summer time.

Chopped Salad with Tayberries

Few weeks ago, my husband and I were walking again close by our home and we saw a new and small farmers market where we found only local fresh fruits and veggies. He promptly asked if I would like to get to know the store and I said YES, OF COURSE. There were so many fresh and juicy fruits, but the one that grabbed my attention the most was a little and red fruit called tayberry. It was totally new for me. When the saleswoman said the name of this fruit I asked immediately “how do you spell this name, please?” cause English is not my first language and every time I hear a new word I just can memorize this word if I know how to spell it. I am a very visual person, so I have to visualize the name in my head to memorize it… Anyway, then she explained to me that this fruit is a cross between a blackberry and red raspberry.

 

Chopped Salad with Tayberries

So, to get on with this story, we bought a little tayberry box just to know how it tastes. We enjoyed having them naturally, but since tayberries have a strong and tart flavour I thought it could go really well in a salad. And I was right! This tart flavor with some greens, red onions and chicken brought this chopped salad to a different level.

Now, of course you can still be able to make this summer chopped salad with any other berries you have on hand. But if you have a chance to make with tayberries I am pretty sure you will enjoy it as much as me.

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Chopped Salad with Tayberries
 
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Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • • Salt and pepper
  • • ½ cup roughly-chopped toasted walnut
  • • 1 head Romaine lettuce, finely chopped
  • • 1 cup fresh tayberries
  • • ⅔ cup diced red onion
  • • ½ cup homemade vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. In a medium sauté pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper.
  3. Add chicken and cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until the chicken is cooked through.
  4. Set the chicken aside for about 8-10 minutes and then cut chicken into small pieces.
  5. In a medium size bowl, add all the ingredients, except the homemade vinaigrette. Mix all the ingredients to thoroughly. Then pour vinaigrette over the salad and toss really well. Taste and adjust the seasoning if you think it is necessary.

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Comments

  1. says

    That is one GORGEOUS salad, Olivia! How fun that you guys found a new farmers market—so wish I had one nearby! I’m so intrigued by tayberries now and thinking I must try them and soon! Preferably in a salad as good-looking as this one! Totally stunning photos, girl! Pinned.

  2. says

    My husband and I have a daily routine of long walks around the neighborhood too. It is relaxing and like you said, you get to see some interesting things. I would love to try the tayberries in this salad. I’ve never heard of them before either, but given my love for berries I am pretty sure I would love them!

    • says

      It is so nice to hear that you and your husband have a daily routine of long walks, Ashley! It is so fun, right? I am pretty sure you would love tayberries ;-)

  3. says

    What a gorgeous salad! It looks so fresh and delicious and I’d love to try some tayberries. I’ll have to keep my eye out for them.
    My husband and I walk our dog together every evening. Our dog is so funny. She loves her walks but she won’t go with just one of us. She always wants both of us to walk her! It ends up being really good quality time.

  4. says

    Ok, now I’m obsessed with your blog! Beautiful design, the pictures are amazing and the recipes sound so delicious! :) I’m glad you found me! I’ll be following you! :) How long have you been in Canada? And how long have you had the blog? I’ve only been blogging for 1.5 months… But I’m already in love! lol

    • says

      Thank you very much, Olivia! Your comment made me smile ;-)
      I love your blog too and your recipes are great!
      I’ve been in Canada for 5 years and my blog is only 3 months, but like you I am already in love! It is so much fun! Thanks a lot for stopping by ;-)

  5. says

    This is such a beautiful salad! I’ve never tried tayberries before but being a huge berry lover I can’t wait to find some now:) So fun that you found a new farmer’s market close by too!

  6. says

    Ooo, I have never heard of a tayberry! So glad you sampled them and shared it with us! They sound awesome in this chopped salad. I didn’t realize English wasn’t your first language! You write it really well. I’m fascinated by language. I’ve been learning Spanish and took a little French in college. I also want to learn sign language. So many to learn!

    • says

      Thank you so much for your kind compliment, Leah! I am also fascinated by language! Portuguese is my first language! I started to learn English when I was about 15 years old. I understand a lot Spanish but I am not influenced like I am in English! Now, I’ve been learning French ;-)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  7. says

    What a beautiful salad! They grow a lot of tayberries here in California, but I had never heard of them before moving out here. Apparently they do not ship/travel well, which is why you don’t often see them in stores. So finding them is a special treat!! :)

  8. says

    I’ve never heard of tayberries before, but they look delicious! I mean, what could be bad about a cross between a blackberry and raspberry? And the new farmer’s market in your neighborhood is such a great find. This salad looks like a great combo – yum!

    • says

      I couldn’t agree more with you Erica! When the saleswoman said to me that this fruit is a cross between a blackberry and red raspberry I said ”I buy them”, cause I love blackberry and raspberry! I am so glad you stopped by, Erica ;-)

  9. says

    I’ve never heard of tayberries either, but they look really good and I love raspberries and blackberries so I’m sure I would love tayberries too! Chopped salad is one of my favorites because you can get all the flavors into one bite! This salad looks so good!

  10. says

    Bon Jour! Yes, I have heard and used Tayberries! My fresh produce market carries them. Because of their tart taste many people do not attempt to try them?! There lost my gain!!! I have made several desserts using them (and granulated sugar) to reduce tart and assist the flavor along a bit. If you love raspberry and blackberry give them a try. Tayberry Muffins are great in the morning. Have a great weekend Olivia & Pierre. Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.
    PS Because I live in a sub-tropical climate and many people from all over the world come to live in Florida we have a greater selection of fruits and veggies than most other US States.

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