Red, White, and Blue Dinner Salad — #TheSaladBar

This Red, White, and Blue Dinner Salad is simple, but delicious. Featuring strawberries, chicken, and blue cheese, it’s light enough to keep you cool in the summer, but hearty enough to fill you up.
Red, White, and Blue Dinner Salad

At least once  a week in the summer (and sometimes spring), we have a dinner salad for dinner. It’s a way of creating healthy meals in my weekly menu plan and when the temps are always over 100 degrees, having something light and refreshing can be the best kind of dinner. Luckily, everyone in our family — all of the kids — love it when we have salad for dinner. Seriously, they actually get excited when they hear we are having salad for dinner.

Red White Blue Dinner Salad

Because of my love for salads, I’ve joined up with some of my fellow food blogging friends for a monthly event called The Salad Bar. On the 2nd Saturday of each month, we’ll be sharing a salad recipe that fits our monthly theme. Today is our very first Salad Bar event and our theme is Berries. At the end of this post, you’ll see links to all the other food blogger participants in this month’s Salad Bar event.

The Salad Bar

With the theme of berries, and with 4th of July on it’s way, I decided to create a salad that I call the Red, White, and Blue Dinner Salad. The colors stand for:

  • Red = Strawberries
  • White = Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Blue = Blue Cheese

Red, White, & Blue Dinner Salad

It’s very simple, and I wouldn’t even call this a “recipe”, but rather just tips on how we made it.

David grilled the chicken breasts, adding just a few seasonings he had on hand.  He grilled one chicken breast per person and prior to serving, I sliced each chicken breast.  I hulled and quartered fresh strawberries, plus made some candied pecans. All of this was placed on a bed of romaine lettuce and sprinkle with crumbled blue cheese.

This time around, I didn’t make a homemade dressing, but rather used our favorite bottled dressings. I went with a light honey mustard, while David chose light balsamic vinaigrette. The kids used a whole variety of other choices. Other great choices for this salad would be a raspberry , strawberry, or blush wine vinaigrette.

Red, White, and Blue Dinner Salad

Ingredients

  • Romaine lettuce (chopped)
  • 1-2 lbs strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • Grilled chicken breasts, sliced (approx 1 breast per person)
  • Crumbled blue cheese
  • Your favorite salad dressing (optional)

Instructions

  1. Place a bed of romaine lettuce on plate. Top with strawberries and then grilled chicken breast slices. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Drizzle with favorite salad dressing, if desired.
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Here are more great salads — all featuring berries! Check them out:



Red, White, and Blue Dinner Salad

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Brandie Valenzuela is a food blogger and writer at Home Cooking Memories. She lives in Las Vegas, NV where she enjoys cooking, baking, modern-day recipe keeping and making everyday memories with her family. She is known to have an extremely normal obsession with cupcake liners, ribbons and office supplies.


Comments

  1. Perfect dinner salad, love it!!

  2. What beautiful photos! I LOVE Blue Cheese on salads… well on just about everything actually!

  3. Strawberries+chicken+blue cheese…. I”m totally in! Fabulous combo. I’m so glad you are part of the group!

  4. That looks scrumptious! I love the bleu cheese. Yum.

  5. This salad is right up my alley. I would make this in a heartbeat

  6. Its great that your kids love salad. There’s nothing better on a hot summer night!

  7. This is a beautiful salad that sounds delicious!

  8. Perfect dinner salad that let’s the strawberries shine!

  9. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It looks delicious. I wouldn’t mind having it for lunch if I had all the ingredients.

  10. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-linky-party-21/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  12. I’m always looking for new salad recipes to try in the summer and this looks yummy and fun. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday

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  1. [...] for a healthier way to celebrate? How about this Red, White & Blue Dinner Salad? With strawberries, blue cheese (or blueberries if you prefer), chicken and more! [...]

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