Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

A crowd favorite! Loaded with baby spinach, fresh strawberries, juicy, tender chicken thighs + the dreamiest poppy seed dressing!

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Say hello to my favorite part of summer: all the vibrant, beautiful, colorful salads.

With juicy, grilled chicken thighs seasoned with just some salt and pepper, this makes for a hearty meal for any time of the day.

Serve with fresh strawberries for that natural sweetness and pecan halves for that extra crunch. Sometimes I even throw in candied pecans for that extra treat! SO SO GOOD.

And the poppy seed dressing is seriously so creamy, so dreamy.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

A crowd favorite! Loaded with baby spinach, fresh strawberries, juicy, tender chicken thighs + the dreamiest poppy seed dressing!

Print Recipe

20 minutes10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 (5-ounce) package baby spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and sliced
  • 2 small Persian cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, milk, honey, vinegar, poppy seeds and Djion; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  3. Brush chicken with canola oil; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to grill, and cook, turning occasionally, until chicken is completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, about 10 minutes.
  4. To assemble the salad, place spinach in a large bowl; top with chicken, strawberries, avocado, cucumber, onion, pecans and goat cheese. Pour the poppy seed dressing on top of the salad and gently toss to combine.
  5. Serve immediately.

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