Strawberry Chicken Salad is the perfect light summer meal! It’s fresh, delicious and it only takes a few minutes to make!
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A Healthy Summer Salad
Now that the weather is HOT here in Phoenix, my dinner cravings have definitely changed. Instead of hearty soups and warm casseroles, I’m craving fresh salads and anything grilled. It’s becoming more and more of a struggle to turn on the oven to cook dinner – I just want to be outside enjoying the warm weather!
This strawberry chicken salad is the perfect summer meal. By tossing together just a few simple ingredients, you can have a flavorful and delicious meal in no time. It makes a tasty and light lunch or dinner, and would be absolutely perfect to bring to a summer barbecue.
Here’s how to make it –
Strawberry Chicken Salad Ingredients
YOU WILL NEED –
- 4 cups spring mix
- Cooked chicken breast
- Strawberries, sliced thinly
- Chopped celery
- Sliced almonds
- Crumbled gorgonzola
- Salad dressing (I used a strawberry vinaigrette)
How To Make It
Compile – When I assemble the salad I like to do it by layering in all of the ingredients in a large bowl, with the exception of the dressing.
Top – Next, top the salad with your desired amount of dressing. I used a strawberry vinaigrette but other dressings are just as delicious!
Serve – Finally, toss everything to coat and the serve!
Make Ahead – The salad can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance, with dressing added just before serving.
More Summer Salad Ideas
- Classic Cobb Salad
- Best Egg Salad Recipe
- Asian Chicken Salad
- Shrimp & Avocado Salad
- Broccoli & Bacon Salad
Here is a printable recipe card for your convenience –
Strawberry Chicken Salad Recipe
- 4 cups spring mix
- 1 large cooked chicken breast, cut into strips
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced thinly
- 1/4 cup chopped celery
- 1/4 cup toasted almonds
- 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola
- Salad dressing – I used a Strawberry Vinaigrette
- Assemble the salad by layering the spring mix, chicken breast, strawberries, celery, almonds, and gorgonzola.
- Top with balsamic dressing and enjoy!