Strawberry and chicken salad

Chicken salad with strawberries.
Chicken salad with strawberries. Photo: Natalie Boog
Difficulty
Easy

Whether you are dining outside on the veranda, in the garden or the park, salads are the perfect dish as they please everyone's palate and transport easily.

Ingredients

4 chicken breast fillets

Vegetable oil

400g strawberries, hulled and halved

200g sugar snap peas, trimmed and blanched

2 sticks celery, finely sliced

60g baby spinach leaves, stems removed

70g slivered almonds, toasted

1 cup mint leaves, torn

For the dressing

125g strawberries, mashed

6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

4 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tsp Dijon mustard

Salt flakes and cracked black pepper

Method

Preheat oven to 200C.

Brush chicken with oil and place on a baking tray. Roast for 20 minutes or until cooked. Remove and cool, then slice.

Arrange chicken on a large shallow serving platter. Top with strawberries, peas, celery and spinach leaves.

For the dressing

Combine ingredients in a medium bowl, whisk well and drizzle over salad. Scatter with almonds and mint.