1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed
1 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
12 cups mixed greens
1 pound grilled chicken breast, thinly sliced (may substitute grilled salmon, steak or other meat of choice)
6 tablespoons dried cranberries
6 tablespoons chopped walnuts

In a blender jar with lid, combine the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt and pepper. Blend for 30 seconds until emulsified; chill. (Dressing also may be whisked in a bowl or shaken in a Mason jar with lid.)

Arrange the mixed greens on a plate. Arrange the sliced chicken breast on top and sprinkle with the cranberries and walnuts. Drizzle dressing over top.

Makes 6 servings.

— Recipe from "Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle" by Michelle May (Am I Hungry? Publishing, $19.95).