Chicken and Asparagus Salad with Strawberry Dressing

I’m pretty picky with salads, but this was a huge hit! Love all the flavors; the strawberries add the perfect sweetness. Incredible salad — a perfect lunch on a warm spring day.

The only change I made was to add a tiny bit more vinegar to the dressing. Other than that I made it exactly as stated and it was fabulous!

Very yummy!

Chicken and Asparagus Salad with Strawberry Dressing


1 cup cut fresh asparagus, 1 inch pieces,steamed until crisp-tender
1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 cups european blend salad greens
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
1 1⁄2 cups sliced strawberries
2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and sliced crosswise
salt and pepper
1⁄4 cup coarsely chopped and toasted walnuts or 1⁄4 cup pine nuts


5 fresh strawberries, halved lengthwise
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
1⁄2 teaspoon sugar


Add lemon juice to a small bowl; dip avocado slices in lemon juice and set the avocado aside.

In a big salad bowl, add salad greens, asparagus, cucumber, avocado, 1 1/2 cup strawberries, and chicken; toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with nuts.

For dressing: add strawberries and orange juice to a blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth; pour puree into a bowl.

Add remaining dressing ingredients; stir to combine.

Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat.

Serve immediately.


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