Strawberry Summer Salad

2 Servings
25 min

Strawberry Summer Salad, made with strawberry mint dressing, balsamic honey chicken, and a fresh spinach and veggie salad. When it comes to flavor profiles, Phillip and I mostly enjoy savory, salty, and spicy. Very rarely do we want sweetness outside of baked goods or fruits. While a fresh burst of sweetness in a salad or a dish is delicious, rarely do I crave this as the meal. Strawberries this season in Maryland have been so juicy, we have been getting fresh berries weekly to include in our yogurt or as dessert with some fresh cream or chocolate. Not that we tired with berries and cream, but we wanted to switch it up a bit.


From our kitchen to yours, cheers!

Recipe details
  • 2  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Ingredients
Strawberry Mint Dressing
  • 1 cup washed and cut strawberries
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup fresh mint
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
Balsamic Chicken
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp balsamic glaze
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
Summer Salad Ingredients
  • 4 cups spinach
  • ¼ cup red onion
  • 2 radish thinly sliced
  • ½ cucumber thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup goat cheese broken up
  • ¼ cup pistachios
Instructions

Add all Strawberry Mint Dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside
Add all balsamic chicken into a ziplock bag or bowls, mix well until chicken is completely coated in the marinade
Let chicken sit in the marinade for at least 15 minutes
While chicken is marinading construct your salad
Lay the spinach at the bottom of your bowl and add your veggies on top
Sprinkle pistachios and goat cheese on top of the salad
In a medium pan add olive oil and heat over medium setting
Once oil is hot, add chicken to the pan and cook 5-7 minutes on each side or until chickens internal temperature reaches 165°
Remove chicken from pan and let rest 5 minutes before slicing
Lay chicken on top of the salad and add strawberry mint dressing
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