So let me tell you one thing about this strawberry chicken protein salad: its delicious. Oh, and filling too. Also, its my family’s new favourite. Even my kids get exited when I say it’s a salad for dinner type of evening now! Because when you mix fresh spinach with garden veggies, strawberries, nuts and grilled chicken breast, then I assure you its pure perfection!
You can either use a freshly grilled chicken, or you can use leftover one, hot or warm, it’s delicious either way. And as for the dressing this salad would be delicious with a lemon poppy-seed dressing or simple olive oil and balsamic vinegar mix. However I went for my favourite maple syrup dressing!
What you’ll need:
For the salad:
2 1/2 cup fresh spinach leaves
1 cup cut tomatoes
1 cup cut cucumbers
1 cup cut strawberries
1/2 cup almonds and pistachios mix
1 grilled chicken breast cut in stripes
For the dressing:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
In a bowl layer spinach, with tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado and strawberries. Add chicken and sprinkle with nuts. Pour the dressing once it’s ready to serve.
Tip: if you’re having problems convincing your kids to eat salads, invite them to help you with preparation. Toddlers can wash the greens, while preschoolers and older kids can help you cut and mix. It always works with my girls!