Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Chicken Salad with Quick Strawberry Vinaigrette

5 WWPP Posted by 10 years ago 5 Comments

The season of the salad is just beginning!

Every spring I start to crave fun salads and being home for spring break this year, I started the experiments early. First, I went spicy with my Ham & Cheese Spinach Salad with Tangy Mustard Dressing and now I’m enter the sweet zone.

As always, I hope you get ideas, making the salad with your favorite veggies. Right now, I’m really into fast, lite, homemade dressings. It’s fun being creative and trying to make a boring salad more tasty!Chicken Salad with Quick Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • About 3 cups of leafy greens (I used 2 c baby spinach and 1 c romain)
  • 4-5 baby carrots sliced
  • ½ small cucumber sliced
  • 3-4 cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2.5 oz cooked chicken (71 g) ( I used Short Cuts)
  • 1 tbsp low sugar strawberry preserves (or no sugar)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Pile all the salad fixings on a big plate. Top with chicken.

In a small bowl, whisk the preserves, olive oil, salt & pepper. Drizzle on top of the salad.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Whole Salad
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
191 6g 5g old: 4 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
12g 1g 24g 15g

See other recipes using: baby spinach, carrots, chicken, cucumber, tomato

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    March 30, 2008

    I like to add a sprinkle of blue cheese crumbles on my salad as well. The raspberry preserves work well also!


    April 5, 2008

    I made some strawberry dressing inspired by your recipe for my spinach salad... But I used thawed frozen strawberries, a bit of balsamic oil, and a bit of olive oil and then blended with the immersion blender. Mmmmm. Thanks for the inspiration, love your sites!


    April 5, 2008

    oops I meant balsamic vinegar above :)