fruit & chicken spinach salad

salad

I had a salad similar to this one while out to eat a couple of weeks ago. It was so delicious that I knew that I had to recreate it at home. I was going to wait to make it until strawberries and blueberries were back in season, but I just couldn’t hold out. Instead of spending an exorbitant amount of money on two cartons of fruit, I was able to find a pre-washed small carton of strawberries and blueberries. I usually try to stay away from convenience packaging, but in this case I only needed a small amount of fruit, so the price was better. The combination of goat cheese and toasted almonds add a creaminess and crunch that put this salad over the top. I topped the salad with a poppy seed dressing, but it would also be good with a balsamic vinaigrette.

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fruit & chicken spinach salad

makes 1

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups baby spinach, washed
  • 1/2 cooked chicken breast, sliced
  • a couple of strawberries, sliced
  • small handful of blueberries
  • 1/2 kiwi, sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted almond slices // I bought them toasted, but it is easy to toast your own and keep on hand
  • 1 oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • poppy seed dressing

Directions (Just in case you need them):

Place the spinach on a big plate and top with your toppings. Finish with a drizzle of salad dressing.

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