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August 17, 2015

Feta and Strawberry Chicken Salad

Feta and Strawberry Chicken Salad

If you have been following With A Blast for a while now, you might have noticed that I share bunches of salad recipes. We practically live on salads, either as a light dinner, or a side when we have a barbecue which means all year round.

Feta and Strawberry Chicken Salad makes a wonderful, and quick, light dinner and my family loves all the ingredients. With a little experimenting here and there, I add, decrease or omit ingredients until we are all happy with the final meal.

Feta and Strawberry Chicken Salad

Even though we still have another 2 weeks of Winter in South-Africa, {and I say Winter only because the calendar shows that it is still Winter !} we are already having Summer temperatures. Seems like yet another year where we'll skip Spring altogether, as I remember last year was the same, early Summer temperatures.

Feta and Strawberry Chicken Salad

I don't know about where you live, but we are so fortunate in SA, and especially in Gauteng. This year for instance we only had 2, maybe 3 weeks of really cold weather and our Summers are not that bad as well.... even though I complain about the heat.

You can have this Chicken Salad, loaded with Strawberries and more, ready in minutes. Use store-bought Smoked Chicken Fillets {breasts} which can be found at the Deli counters of most stores. We have a Feinschmecker only minutes away from us and they sell the most delicious Deli meats, sausages and ready-cooked Eisbeins, which Roy just loves.

Don't fret too much if you can not find fresh Watercress, baby Spinach leaves will do just as well in this recipe.

Feta and Strawberry Chicken Salad



Zest of 1 Lemon, finely grated
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 cup Olive Oil
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste


2 cups Strawberries, hulled and sliced
Handful Fresh Watercress
Handful Fresh Arugula
1 cup Celery, chopped
1 Round Feta Cheese,sliced or cubed
4 Smoked Chicken Fillets, thinly sliced {I use Feinschmecker}
1 t Poppy Seeds, to garnish {optional}


1.) Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl.
2.) Place the Strawberries in a medium bowl - pour the dressing over the Strawberries and let stand 15 minutes - drain the Strawberries {keep the leftover dressing}.
3.) Toss together the Strawberries, Watercress, Arugula, Celery and Feta Cheese - transfer to a serving dish or individual plates - top with the sliced Chicken.
4.) Drizzle over the remaining dressing and garnish with Poppy Seeds {if using}.

Serve immediately. A Ciabata roll is the perfect partner with this salad for lunch or a light dinner.

Feta and Strawberry Chicken Salad


  1. Your weather sounds a lot like Arizona!! We don't have much of a winter either! I love salad and this one looks so colorful and tasty!

  2. I love fruit in a salad with chicken and your dressing sounds so delicious! This needs to be on our menu this week!!

  3. Mmm salad sounds delish Melbourne had had its coldest winter in 7 years but this week up to 21 YAY trees are blossoming I smell spring.

  4. This looks so yummy!! I featured it in my Saturday Morning Coffee Cafe this week!


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