Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fruity Poppy Seed Salad

Yesterday saw the return of some really, really hot weather to central Ohio, so it was the perfect night to have salad for dinner. I've had my eye on Jessie's fruity poppy seed salad recipe for a while now, and I'm so glad I finally got around to making it. It was so simple, and it truly is one of the most delicious salads I've ever had. I love fruity salads during the spring and summer, so this one was right up my alley.

Like Jessie's husband, my husband maintains that a salad without meat is not really a meal, so I grilled up a chicken breast and sliced it over the top. This made for a light, refreshing, and very satisfying dinner on a miserably hot day.

Fruity Poppy Seed Salad
Source: adapted from Jessie

1 chicken breast, sliced across the center to form 2 thin cutlets
Montreal steak seasoning
Half a bag of chopped romaine lettuce, washed and patted dry

1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 can mandarin oranges in juice, drained
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup sliced green onion
Poppy seed salad dressing

1. Season chicken with steak seasoning and grill until cooked through. Let rest, then thinly slice.

2. Mix all salad ingredients except dressing in a large bowl. Top with sliced chicken. Toss dressing with salad or serve on the side.


Jessie said...

I am so adding blueberries next time. Yum! Why didn't I think of that?

Creative Classroom Core said...

Sounds like a really awesome dressing recipe! Bookmarked!

Donna-FFW said...

That does look like one terrific salad and with the chiken a complete meal.

GirlyFruFru said...

might have to try this one. sounds good