Botanically speaking, the beloved strawberry isn’t a berry at all. But it’s a favorite fruit for good reason: delicious, high in fiber, folate, potassium, and manganese, with ounce for ounce more vitamin C than an orange! Strawberries are also 92 percent water which, along with watermelon, can help you stay hydrated this summer.
Look for firm, bright-red berries. Wash just before eating—if stored wet, strawberries spoil faster. Strawberry summer salad takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and requires no cooking time; perfect for hot summer days.
Strawberry salad ingredients
- 1 large head romaine lettuce
- 8 to 12 oz. grilled chicken
- 1 to 2 cups sliced strawberries
- ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese or feta
- ¼ cup candied or raw walnuts
- Balsamic vinaigrette
Wash fruits and veggies. Chop the lettuce, and then hull and slice the strawberries. Toss together with sliced grilled chicken. Short on time? Use cooked chicken breast from the deli. Top with cheese and crushed nuts. If your strawberries are juicy, you may not need any dressing. But if your palette prefers, add a couple splashes of vinaigrette.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 to 8 servings
Strawberry salad nutrition facts
% of Daily Value*
|Total Fat 12.1g||16%|
|Saturated Fat 2.9g||14%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carb 7.1g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.9g||7%|
Vitamin A 3% | Vitamin C 60% | Calcium 5% | Iron 13%
* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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