The reason why this salad is so great is because it is so simple - you literally toss the ingredients together, throw together a quick, sweet dressing and you are good to go. The ingredients are simple - you probably already have them all. There is nothing more like summer than the combination of sweet strawberries, tart blueberries, and tender chicken, drizzled in honey-esque sauce.
So get your ingredients ready and make yourself this nutritious, healthy and delicious salad. Right now. C'mon, you know you want to.
Level of Difficulty: So simple it’s ridiculous
Average Cost: $
Main Ingredients: Chicken, berries and honey
Occasion: Lunch – definitely a picnic-style meal. This would also make a simple and light dinner.
Menu Options: You could add other summer fruits if you like – apple and pear would make a lovely addition to this meal. You could use other greens – rocket, kale, iceburg or a mix of lettuces would suffice. You could add any other fruits and veggies you like, but remember the dressing has a honey base, so sweeter foods work with this dish.
What you need:
For the salad:
- 1 chicken breast, cooked and shredded into thin strips
- 1 cup mixed berries – I used strawberries and blueberries
- 1 cup spinach, torn into smaller bits
- ½ tomato, diced
- ¼ carrot, grated
For the dressing:
- 1 tsp honey
- 2 tsp oil
- ½ tsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp water
- ¼ cup flaked almonds
What to do:
In a bowl, combine chicken, berries, spinach, tomato and carrot.
Make the dressing. In a smaller bowl, combine honey, oil, balsamic vinegar and water until they make a thin dressing. If you want, add more honey for a stronger taste.
Toss the salad in the dressing and top with flaked almonds. Serve cold.