Chicken-and-Strawberry Salad

Top a mixture of mixed salad greens, strawberries and almonds with a sweet poppy seed dressing for a colorful springtime main dish salad.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 1/2 cup poppy seed dressing
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 pounds chopped cooked chicken (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1 avocado, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 (10-ounce) package mixed salad greens
  • Garnishes: avocado slices, whole strawberries


  1. Whisk together dressing and mayonnaise in a large bowl; cover and chill 30 minutes.
  2. Add chopped chicken and next 5 ingredients to dressing mixture, gently tossing to coat. Serve over mixed salad greens. Garnish, if desired.
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