Wednesday, May 06, 2020

Berry Avocado Summer Salad

The best summer salad with fresh berries and avocado topped with sweet poppyseed dressing!

Berries in salad is something I discovered when I volunteered in the Family Readiness Group in my husband's unit back at Fort Drum years and years ago now. The battalion commander's wife made a salad with strawberries and blueberries in it and I was blown away. It seems so silly to not add fresh fruit to salad, but I had never thought about doing that. Poppyseed dressing was something my mother-in-law introduced me to and I love the combination of berries poppyseed dressing. This summer salad is awesome because you get walnuts, avocado, and feta with it too. My picture does not show those because I forgot the walnuts and feta until I was halfway through eating it -_- But you definitely don't want to forget those!

What you need:
  • 2 to 3 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 8 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups fresh berries (any combination you like) 
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 cup feta cheese
  • Poppyseed dressing
  1. Season chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic on both sides.
  2. Cook in a skillet or on a grill until cooked through. Let sit for a few minutes, then slice or chop.
  3. Toss together lettuce, avocado, berries, walnuts, and feta.
  4. Top salad with chicken and dressing.
Recipe from Real Housemoms

If you want some more veggies with your salad, this Ultimate Summer Salad has berries and avocado too, but also carrots, cucumbers, radish, and tomatoes! I personally think a salad is not complete without a great salad dressing, so I must send you over to these 10 Favorites Salad Dressing Recipes from Gimme Some Oven.

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