This Strawberry Salad Recipe is an instant summer favorite!
There is nothing better than using some of the glorious summer bounty in a fresh and delicious salad. It makes a healthy and delicious lunch as well as a light dinner that’s totally satisfying!
What is this Strawberry Salad?
I started with a bed of tender mixed baby greens, which you can often find pre-washed for convenience (my motto is work smarter, not harder). Grilled chicken is a tasty addition that provides the protein in this Strawberry Salad and helps make it into a satisfying meal. It’s also an excellent way to use leftover chicken.
My favorite unexpected addition is the shredded White Cheddar cheese. Typically, you’d expect to see Feta cheese or even Crumbly Blue. I love both of those options but the White Cheddar adds just the right about of unexpected zing, which makes it delicious and interesting to eat.
Not you can’t have a strawberry salad without plenty of fresh strawberries, so naturally those were a welcome addition. I also felt that some dried cherries would add some welcome sweetness and sunflower seeds provide a satisfying crunch to round it all out.
But what I think really pulls it all together is the fresh strawberry vinaigrette. It’s bursting with so much fruity flavor that you won’t believe that it only takes mere minutes to whip up! It would be a killer addition to any salad, but it really sings in this strawberry chicken salad!
This salad is also pretty similar to my Summer Berry and Burrata Salad.
Dorothy is the blogger behind EasyGoodIdeas.com and CrazyforCrust.com. She loves creating recipes that are sometimes savory, often sweet, and always served with a slice of her life.