I love a good salad. I hate how expensive they are in restaurants! Sometimes $12-$15 just for lettuce! One of my favorite local lunch eateries serves a yummy strawberry poppy seed spinach salad. I did some experimenting and came up with my own version to their yummy poppy seed dressing and finally made my own salad at home for less than $6! This salad is very easy to make and you can do it with or without chicken. I like to use the pre-made fajita chicken that is cut up. I heat it up in the skillet and put it on the salad at the end. I usually have enough chicken for 2 salads. The strawberries are optional too but I love how the poppy seeds stick to them 🙂
Strawberry Poppy seed Salad with Chicken
Spinach Lettuce or Mixed Lettuce
Strawberries (cut up)
Cranberries or any dried fruit
Grilled Chicken (chopped up)
Throw everything together in a bowl.
Basically anything you want or have on hand is great in this salad! Here’s a peek at mine. I had no feta (sad for me).
Poppy Seed Dressing:
2 parts olive oil
1 part apple vinegar
1 tsp honey
Poppy seeds (I love poppy seeds so I use a generous amount!)
Shake in a mason jar and pour over the salad
Since I was just making the salad for myself I just put a little bit of the dressing in a small cup. I always do a little taste test before pouring over my salad. Nothing worse then bad dressing!
That’s it, so simple! The flavors in the salad are just so good. I could eat it every night. It’s a great salad to take to work too or have for lunch. Do you have a favorite salad?