Roasted Chicken, Berry & Citrus Spinach Salad With Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

15 min
5
easy

Ingredients

For the Salad
  •  2 cups spinach (or substitute for spring salad mix)
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, shredded or diced (grill, sauté or purchase rotisserie chicken from the deli)
  • ½ cup Wish Farms strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup Wish Farms blueberries
  • 1 clementine, segmented and cut in half
  • ½ grapefruit, segmented and cut in half
  • 1 cup avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1 cup cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • ½ slivered almonds
  • ¼ cup light feta or blue cheese, crumbled
  •  2 green onions
  • Cilantro to taste
  • 1 lemon, juiced
For the Vinaigrette
  • 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Wish Farms strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • ½ tablespoon honey
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Directions

For the Salad
  • In a large salad bowl, toss all ingredients together until combined. Drizzle or toss with vinaigrette.
For the Vinaigrette
  • In a small stove top pan, add diced strawberries, water, honey and salt. Let the mixture simmer for 5-10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Combine strawberry mixture, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar in a food processor until creamy.
Options
  • This salad is full of so much flavor. With juice from the citrus and berries, you may not even need salad dressing.
  • For a light and quick option, squeeze the juice of half a lemon and drizzle approximately 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Other protein options that would be great with this salad include: grilled, baked or rotisserie chicken, salmon, pre-cooked apple chicken sausage, or roasted turkey