Super Simple Summer Chicken Salad Recipe

Simple Summer Salad Recipe

Looking for ways to spruce up your leafy greens without adding a ton of unnecessary calories? I’ve got ya covered. You can change the entire flavor profile of your meal with some added textures, mixed berries, lean protein, and a refreshing dressing.

My go-to lean protein is usually grilled chicken. Since it has such a mild flavor, it can really take on whatever you pair it with and can soak up flavors like a sponge. While you could add fish or shrimp or another light seafood, you could also add sliced grass-fed steak if you so desire. In keeping things simple, I went with a grilled chicken for this particular recipe.

Since strawberry season is upon us, it seemed only natural to top this recipe with fresh fruit, so I included strawberries, blueberries, and for a change of pace, some fresh pineapple. Since I always dress my leafy greens with the fresh squeezed juice of a lemon, that was a given. And since it always needs a crunch factor (in my opinion), that came in at the end in the form of walnuts for some healthy omegas.

Simple Summer Salad Recipe

Simple Summer Salad with Chicken

Looking for ways to spruce up your leafy greens without adding a ton of unnecessary calories? I’ve got ya covered with a super simple summer salad.
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salad, summer salad
Calories: 488kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups spring salad mix
  • 1 chicken breast grilled and sliced
  • ½ cup strawberries sliced
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup pineapple slices
  • 2 tbsp walnuts chopped

Poppyseed Dressing

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp poppyseeds
  • salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition

Calories: 488kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 33.5g | Fat: 32g | Fiber: 4g
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