Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Balsamic
Cuisine: American
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 12 mins
Total time: 22 mins
This super-healthy strawberry and spinach salad with balsamic is packed with early summer flavors and easily transforms into a satisfying dinner.
Chicken (optional)*
  • 4 small skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 C baby spinach
  • 2 C fresh sliced strawberries
  • 4 Tbsp crumbled feta
  • 4 Tbsp toasted sliced almonds
  • See my recipe for Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette:
  1. If you are making your salad with chicken, prep the chicken before cooking by brushing it with olive oil and then seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Cook in a stove-top skillet over medium heat for 10-12 minutes flipping mid way while keeping covered with a piece of foil, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 170ºF. Allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes prior to slicing for the salad.
  2. To assemble the salad sprinkle a bed of spinach with freshly sliced strawberries, crumbled feta, and toasted slivered almonds. Top with sliced chicken breast as desired. Dress with balsamic vinaigrette.
Consider making without the chicken as a side salad and a vegetarian dish. Make with the chicken for a complete meal.
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