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Spring Pea & Strawberry Salad with Grilled Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

This Spring Pea & Strawberry Salad with Grilled Chicken and mint vinaigrette is THE best salad of the season!  Colorful, packed with nutrients, and bursting with flavor, this salad is anything but boring or bland!  It's perfect for an easy, healthy weeknight meal and elegant enough for a special occasion or entertaining!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy, grilled chicken, pea, spring, strawberry, Summer
Servings: 4
Calories: 496 kcal
Ingredients
  • 6 Cups Mixed Salad Greens
  • 1 Cup Sugar Snap Peas or Snow Peas
  • ½ Cup Fresh Peas blanched
  • 1/3 Cup Feta crumbled
  • 1 Cup Strawberries sliced
  • 1 Avocado sliced or diced
  • ¼ Cup Nuts toasted (almonds, pistachios or pecans)
  • 1 Pound Chicken Breasts or Cutlets*
Dressing:
  • 2 TBS Fresh Mint finely chopped
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ TBS Apple Cider Vinegar or Champagne Vinegar
  • 1 TBS Lemon Juice
  • 2 TBS Honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • Kosher Salt & Ground Black Pepper to taste
Optional for serving: Micro greens, lemon wedges
Instructions
  1. Preheat grill, grill pan, or cast iron skillet over medium high heat and brush the grates with oil.
  2. Season chicken as desired* and place it on the grill. Grill for 4-8 minutes per side*, or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear. Remove chicken from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the dressing: Whisk together all the ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and adjust for seasoning as desired. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the greens, peas and feta. Slice, or dice, the chicken and add it to the top or the salad along with the strawberries, avocado and nuts. Drizzle with dressing and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Nutritional information includes dressing.

  1. You can season the chicken as desired. Simply with salt and pepper or all-purpose grill seasoning. I seasoned mine with a mix of garlic powder, dried parsley, dried basil, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and pinch of cayenne.
  2. Grilling time for the chicken will depend on the size and thickness of your chicken. Since chicken cutlets are thinner they will require less time than thick chicken breasts. Always cook your chicken to 165 degrees F.
Nutrition Facts
Spring Pea & Strawberry Salad with Grilled Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 308mg13%
Potassium 968mg28%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 31g62%
Vitamin A 1280IU26%
Vitamin C 65.1mg79%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.