Monday, June 18, 2012

That Beautiful Berry and Chicken Salad... yeah, THAT one.

I have been seeing ads on television this week for a new salad at Wendy’s that has berries and chicken and almonds… my mouth waters whenever I see the pictures on the screen.  It looks fantastic… so I decided to make up a version and have it for dinner.

I am pretty happy with the results, especially the dressing!  We both thoroughly enjoyed it and I know I will be making this over and over, all summer long.

Here is how I put it together.

Mixed Berries and Chicken Salad With Strawberry Dressing
Makes 2 servings
  • 3 cups mixed salad greens, washed and spun dry
  • 4 ounces cooked and cubed chicken breast (I used a can of Kirkland seasoned chicken breast)
  • 2 Tbs chopped white onion
  • 10 slices of long English cucumber, slivered
  • 2 small white mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 4 fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1 cup mixed frozen berries, thawed (mine has blueberries, blackberries and raspberries)
  • 1/2 ounce slivered almonds

Strawberry Dressing
Makes 2 servings
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1 Tbs white vinegar
  • 1 Tbs water
  • Dash of Stevia or Splenda, your choice
  • 2 tsp olive oil 
  1. Tear the mixed salad greens and divide between 2 serving bowls or plates.
  2. Divide the rest of the ingredients between the 2 bowls and layer on top of the greens in the order listed.
  3. Prepare the dressing by placing the strawberries, vinegar and water in a blender and puree.  Add the olive oil and combine well.
  4. Pour the dressing evenly over each of the 2 salads before serving.
Per serving, salad and dressing.
Weight Watchers P+ = 7.
Calories 276; Protein 31g; Carbohydrate 19g; Fat 10g; Fibre 7g.

Before dressing...

And after...



  1. oh my gosh this is so what i used to buy at paneara all the time before I bothered to cook at home! LOVE IT!! thanks for the dressing recipe

  2. Salad people divide into two camps, don't you think? Those who mix the greens with fruit, and those who don't. I am in the camp that loves nuts and fruit in my salad, so this version looks scrumptious!

  3. Looks so refreshing! Love the colours!

  4. Oh that IS beautiful !! Thanks for sharing

  5. This is a yummy salad. I like to toast the almonds in a no stick frying pan for a couple of minutes. Its also good with Renee's Avin Raspberry dressing (2tbsp=0prot,6gcarbs, 2gfat, 0fibre).


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