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Summer Strawberry Salad with Grilled Chicken, Bacon and a Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

Salad greens topped with sweet strawberries, crisp bacon, grilled chicken, candied nuts, and creamy swiss. Top it all off with a creamy lemon poppyseed dressing and dinner is served!


  • salad greens
  • sliced strawberries
  • slivered almonds candied or roasted
  • bacon cooked and crumbled--or bacon bits
  • sliced Swiss cheese cut into small pieces
  • diced grilled chicken optional
  • For the dressing:
  • 2/3 cup mayonaise
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice from the zested lemons
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon poppyseeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard


  1. To make the dressing, combine all ingredients, except poppyseeds, in a blender or a mixing bowl and whisk or blend until well combined. Mix in poppyseeds.
  2. For the salad, assemble each salad on its plate individually starting with the greens. Layer on the strawberries, candied nuts, bacon, chicken, and cheese. Top with dressing and serve immediately.