Chicken and Asparagus Salad with Strawberry Dressing - World Food Recipes

Chicken and Asparagus Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cut fresh asparagus, 1 inch pieces,steamed until crisp-tender
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 cups european blend salad greens
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cooked and sliced crosswise
  • salt and pepper
  • 1⁄4 cup coarsely chopped and toasted walnuts or 1⁄4 cup pine nuts

Chicken and Asparagus Salad Dressing:

  • 5 fresh strawberries, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar

Chicken and Asparagus Salad Directions:

  • Add lemon juice to a small bowl; dip avocado slices in lemon juice and set the avocado aside.
  • In a big salad bowl, add salad greens, asparagus, cucumber, avocado, 1 1/2 cup strawberries, and chicken; toss to combine.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Sprinkle with nuts.
  • For dressing: add strawberries and orange juice to a blender or food processor; cover and process until smooth; pour puree into a bowl.
  • Add remaining dressing ingredients; stir to combine.
  • Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat.
  • Serve immediately.