Strawberry Chicken Summer Salad

Strawberry Chicken Summer Salad

I have a serious obsession with putting strawberries in my salads, especially during the summer when they are just too lush and gorgeous to ignore! They are the perfect salad topping, adding just a touch of sweetness to your salads. And my favorite way to dress a salad with strawberries on it is with balsamic vinegar. Strawberries + balsamic vinegar = B.F.F.’s. Always and forever.

I think I have been making a version of this salad for over 10 years now. It’s just simple, light, flavorful, and well, perfect!

Strawberry Chicken Summer Salad

For this recipe, I used the new STAR Fine Foods Signature Series Extra Virgin Olive Oil. It’s rich and smooth, perfect for dressings and marinades!

Strawberry Chicken Summer Salad

Strawberry Chicken Summer Salad

Ingredients:

For the Balsamic Lemon Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons STAR The Signature Series Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon STAR Modena Gold Edition Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 4 cups spring mix greens (or greens of your choice)
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onion
  • Balsamic Lemon Dressing

Directions:

  1. To make the dressing, whisk together all of the ingredients in a small bowl until combined. Set aside.
  2. To prepare the salad, add the greens to a large bowl followed by the chicken, strawberries, almonds, and the green onion. Drizzle desired amount of the dressing and toss until well-mixed and everything is lightly coated in the dressing.
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Strawberry Chicken Summer Salad

Disclaimer: I have an ongoing relationship with STAR Fine Foods for recipe development. This post is sponsored by STAR. I was compensated for my time and work. However, all opinions of the product stated in this post are my own.

   

2 comments

  1. Agreed! Strawberries on salads are a must – especially in the summer! This looks wonderful!

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