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This delicious, light and healthy grilled chicken salad celebrates the bounty of spring with a homemade fruit salsa and tangy poppy seed dressing.

It’s farmer’s market season, spring harvest and the beginning of strawberry season. So our fridge is bursting with fresh fruits, greens and other local farm-grown vegetables.

This delicious, light and healthy grilled chicken salad celebrates the bounty of spring with a homemade fruit salsa and tangy poppy seed dressing. #sponsored #FreshWorksFreshness

To celebrate the bounty of the season, I whipped up this healthy grilled chicken salad topped with homemade fruit salsa and poppy seed dressing. It was a perfect dinner at the end of a hot day.

You’re going to love this simple recipe.

This delicious, light and healthy grilled chicken salad celebrates the bounty of spring with a homemade fruit salsa and tangy poppy seed dressing. #sponsored #FreshWorksFreshness

Beautiful, ripe local strawberries are the star of this dish, supported by a cast of plump blueberries, tangy kiwi and crushed pineapple.

Whenever fresh fruit is in season, I try to pick and buy as much as I can. Because nothing beats local fruit, picked ripe from the vine.

But I know the season is fleeting. By the end of May, local strawberries will be gone.

This delicious, light and healthy grilled chicken salad celebrates the bounty of spring with a homemade fruit salsa and tangy poppy seed dressing. #sponsored #FreshWorksFreshness

I’m extending strawberry season and keeping all my produce fresher longer with the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver storage containers. Available in three sizes, FreshWorks containers uses patented FreshVentTM technology to keep produce fresher up to 80 percent longer* than traditional produce packaging.

This delicious, light and healthy grilled chicken salad celebrates the bounty of spring with a homemade fruit salsa and tangy poppy seed dressing. #sponsored #FreshWorksFreshness

The vented lid regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to create the optimal environment so produce stays nearly as fresh as the day it was picked, while a tray in the bottom of each container helps reduce moisture and spoilage.

I’m giving away a set of FreshWorks containers to one lucky reader. Be sure to enter the giveaway after the recipe.

This delicious, light and healthy grilled chicken salad celebrates the bounty of spring with a homemade fruit salsa and tangy poppy seed dressing. #sponsored #FreshWorksFreshness

Now let’s dig into that salad.

 

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Fruit Salsa & Poppy Seed Dressing
 
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This delicious, light and healthy grilled chicken salad celebrates the bounty of spring with a homemade fruit salsa and tangy poppy seed dressing.
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Recipe type: Salad, Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 salads
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • lettuce
  • feta cheese
    Fruit Salsa
  • 2 cups strawberries, diced
  • 2 kiwi, peeled and diced
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • ¼ cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • juice of ½ lemon
    Poppy Seed Dressing
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
Instructions
  1. Wrap chicken breasts in plastic and pound until they are about 1-inch thick. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place into a bag.
  2. Whisk together and lemon juice and olive oil and pour over the chicken. Seal the bag, toss to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or several hours.
  3. While the chicken is marinating, dice the strawberries and kiwi. This delicious, light and healthy grilled chicken salad celebrates the bounty of spring with a homemade fruit salsa and tangy poppy seed dressing. #sponsored #FreshWorksFreshness
  4. Combine with other fruit and the juice of juice of half a lemon. Stir to combine the combine and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. To make the poppy seed dressing, in a nonreactive bowl, pour vinegar over sugar. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Mix in salt, mustard and poppy seeds.
  7. In a measuring cup, combine olive oil and canola oil.
  8. Slowly drizzle oil into the vinegar mixture, mixing to emulsify.
  9. Finally, whisk in mayonnaise.
  10. Preheat grill to medium. Add chicken and grill, a few minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  11. Remove chicken from plate and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing
  12. Prepare salads by filling a plate or bowl with spring greens. Top with 4 ounces of chicken and fruit salsa.
  13. Sprinkle with feta cheese, if desired, and dress with poppy seed dressing

This delicious, light and healthy grilled chicken salad celebrates the bounty of spring with a homemade fruit salsa and tangy poppy seed dressing. #sponsored #FreshWorksFreshness

How’s that for a fresh, in-season dinner? (Or lunch?)

*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks containers vs. store packaging at day 21.

*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.

This delicious, light and healthy grilled chicken salad celebrates the bounty of spring with a homemade fruit salsa and tangy poppy seed dressing. #sponsored #FreshWorksFreshness

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Comments

  1. Nancy Loring says:

    I would store my breakfast fruit honey dew and cantaloupe melons. I am sure that I would find many other things to store in them.

  2. Barbara Montag says:

    I would store greens and berries in the FreshWorks containers.
    thank you

  3. shelly peterson says:

    I would store strawberries in my FreshWorks containers.

  4. Tee Anderson says:

    Strawberries, blueberries and other fruits.

  5. I’ve noticed these Rubbermaid containers at the store and wondered if they really worked! i’d love to give them a try, especially with fresh berries!

  6. Jessica To says:

    I would store blueberries and strawberries in these.

  7. Lauren says:

    I would store strawberries.

  8. Tracie Cooper says:

    I would store lettuce and spinach for weekly salads!

  9. kelly tupick
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    says:

    I would store cantalope and honey dew melon in this.

  10. janetfaye says:

    I would store lettuce and raspberries in these containers.

  11. Jeffrey says:

    I would store strawberries and raspberries from my garden.

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