Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad

Wrapped in a crisp lettuce leaf, Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad makes for a healthy and fresh lunch or light dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken cubed (rotisserie chicken also works great)
  • 1/2 cup diced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 12 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
  • 1/41/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. poppy seeds
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Leaf lettuce or butter lettuce
  • Chopped green onion

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, strawberries, onion, celery, toasted almonds, and basil.
  • To toast almonds: place almonds in a small pan over medium heat. Toast until slightly browned.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and poppy seeds. Gently stir into the chicken mixture. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serving option: scoop into a lettuce leaf or scoop onto a bed of greens and top with green onions and a few toasted almonds.

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