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Mountain Meadow Salad
Mountain Meadow Salad
Chicken, Fruit & Spinach


by Dennis Weaver

  • Grill a chicken breast for each member of the party. Let the breasts cool and slice them thinly.
  • Wash and dry spinach greens. (Spinach greens will pack and resist wilting better than most lettuce greens.)
  • Choose your fruit. We used grapes and cantaloupe and added thin slices of lime as a garnish. Pineapple or mango would go well. An apple or pear packed whole and cut on site would work, too.
  • Top your salad with chopped nuts or coconut if desired.
  • Pack a small container of salad dressing to drizzle on the completed salad.
  • Take a trip to a mountain meadow & enjoy!


Dennis WeaverDennis Weaver -- having burnt food from Miami, Florida to Point Barrow, Alaska -- is RTA's road food expert. He has logged thousands of hours on the roads, trails, and waterways of America including many of Alaska's wilderness rivers and has consistently been elected the trips' "chief cook and bottle washer." Dennis is currently general manager at The Prepared Pantry, a company in Rigby, Idaho, that produces ready-to-eat meals and baking mixes packaged in Mylar. Weatherproof, bug-proof, and critter resistant, they're ideal for both roadtrips and back woods camping. Dennis may be reached at
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