Recipe: Strawberry Chicken Salad + Homemade Italian Dressing
By:     -   July 7, 2017   -   Food  -  Lifestyle   -   Comments are closed   -   703 Views

There’s nothing like a refreshing Summer salad to get your taste buds dancing. Try this strawberry chicken salad recipe as a meal or for your next event.

Photo: Pixabay

Photos: Pixabay


Here are the ingredients, with no true measurements (add to your liking):

  • Grilled chicken (sliced)
  • Spinach or romaine lettuce (or mixture of greens)
  • Strawberries (chopped)
  • Feta Cheese (crumbled)
  • Red Onions (optional)
  • Polenta (as croutons)

Now, it’s time for the dressing! Sure, it’s not the fanciest of restaurants to some, but Olive Garden seriously has the most delicious Italian dressing. It almost makes you want to bottle it up and take it home. But instead, you can make your very own copycat version of Olive Garden salad dressing right at home.

Here’s what you’ll need (we do have measurements for this):

  • 1 packet Italian dressing mix
  • 3/4 cup oil (vegetable or canola)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Mix all ingredients thoroughly using a whisk. Refrigerate for about an hour to marinate flavors. You can use the dressing right away OR store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for no longer than two weeks.

And there you have it. Enjoy!