Probably one of my favorite ways to serve salad is with some sort of fruit in it. When strawberries are in season, I slice them in half and toss them with crisp lettuce, creamy cheese and chicken or steak. The sweetness mixed with all of the other ingredients makes for a bowl of deliciousness.
This Spicy Chicken & Strawberry Salad would make a great weeknight meal. Broil the chicken with our Smoky Honey Habanero rub and while it's cooking, toss some greens, strawberries, crumbled bleu cheese and dice avocado. Make a quick vinaigrette (recipe below) and top with sliced chicken and dinner is served.
1 head butter lettuce, washed and dried
2 chicken breasts, thawed
2 tablespoons Smoky Honey Habanero spice rub, divided
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
8 strawberries, washed, stemmed and halved
1/2 cup bleu cheese, crumbled
2/3 cup vinaigrette, see below
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
3 tablespoons champagne or rice wine vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup good olive oil