Nut and Chicken Berry Salad with Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing


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Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 1 cup fresh chopped strawberries
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sweet onion, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds

Nut and Berry Chicken Salad

  • 1 package (5 ounce) spinach and spring lettuce mix (or similar)
  • 1 cup cooked chicken breast, diced (about 1 large chicken breast)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 ounces pancetta, cooked (or cooked crumbled bacon)



  1. In a food processor or blender add strawberries, balsamic vinegar, onion, sugar and salt and blend until smooth.
  2. While running, stream in olive oil and poppy seeds.
  3. Chill in refrigerator until ready to use.


  1. Toss all ingredients in a large salad bowl.
  2. Before serving toss with desired amount of dressing.