A fresh and tangy summertime salad starring strawberries!
Course: Main Course, Salad
Keyword: fruit salad, heart-healthy, homemade dressing, summer
Author: Chelsea Jackle, RDN
frying pan with lid
16ozboneless skinless chicken breastsraw, sliced or pounded thinly
Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tbsp olive oil to coat. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper, then add to the pan. Sear on each side for about 3 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and no longer sticking to the pan. Remove the pan from the heat, cover with a lid, and leave undisturbed for 10 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.
Prepare the dressing by adding 3 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 cup of sliced strawberries, and 1 tsp pepper to a small blender cup. (A full-sized blender or food processor is also fine!) Blend until smooth.
Layer spring mix, walnuts, strawberries, and goat cheese in a large serving bowl. Drizzle with enough dressing to coat evenly, mix, and distribute on 4 plates.
Add 1/4 of the chicken to each plate and enjoy!
If you'd like to store this salad as leftovers, keep the dressing separate until you're ready to eat.