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  • Writer's pictureSophie Zuckerman

The Perfect Summer Salad - Strawberry, Bacon and Chicken

Updated: Jun 14, 2021

Summers in Texas are hot hot hot and with the rising temps, the idea of turning on the oven is not so appealing. Thankfully we can put together a filling and fresh salad that will give you all the feels of a homecooked dinner, and it is such a great salad to have for lunch or at your nearest pool or beach!

Yields: 4 salads


  • 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar

  • 3/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt & pepper


  • 1 cup of strawberries cut into quarters

  • 5 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled (I prefer turkey bacon because I'm nutso)

  • 3/4 cup of feta, crumbled

  • 2 chicken breasts, sliced (to save time and avoid turning on your oven just slice up or shred some chicken breast from a grocery store rotisserie chicken - one of my favorite weeknight meal hacks)

  • Little Gem Lettuce, washed (alternatives: baby spinach or kale would also be yummy!)

  • Not pictured but would also be delicious additions:

    • Candied pecans

    • Grape tomatoes, sliced in half

    • Avocado, diced


  1. In a small bowl, pour in the balsamic vinegar then begin to whisk, slowly add the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.

  2. Assemble the salad and pour the dressing over the top. Enjoy!

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