Feta and Strawberry Chicken Salad with a light Lemon Honey dressing is the best Chicken Salad ever ! Loaded with Strawberries, Feta and more – makes a delicious light dinner or lunch on a hot day.
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.
Even though we still have another 2 weeks of Winter in South-Africa, we are already having Summer temperatures. And I say Winter only because the calendar shows that it is still Winter !
Seems like yet another year where we’ll skip Spring altogether, as I remember last year was the same, early Summer temperatures.
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 (deboned, skinned 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 my hubby 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
Feta and Strawberry Chicken Salad with a light Lemon Honey dressing is the best Chicken Salad ever ! Loaded with Strawberries, Feta and more - makes a delicious light dinner or lunch on a hot day.
- 1 Lemon zest only, finely grated
- 1/2 cup Honey
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil extra virgin
- Salt and Black Pepper to taste
- 2 cups Fresh Strawberries hulled and sliced
- 1 handful Fresh Watercress ( or Baby Spinach )
- 1 handful Fresh Arugula
- 1 cup Celery chopped
- 1 round Feta Cheese sliced or cubed
- 4 Smoked Chicken Breasts thinly sliced
- 1 t Poppy Seeds to garnish (optional)
Combine the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl - whisk well
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)
- Toss together the Strawberries, Watercress, Arugula, Celery and Feta Cheese – transfer to a serving dish or individual plates – top with the sliced Chicken
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.
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