Blueberry, Chicken and Spinach Salad


This fresh blueberry salad is all kinds of wonderful with it’s unique mix of savory, sweet, sour and salty flavors.

There’s something to be said about a salad that hits on all these flavor points and has an abundance of contrasting textures. It’s a formula for success!

The plump, juicy blueberries have a burst of natural sweetness that plays off the creamy, tangy feta cheese.

Fresh, spinach leaves add an earthiness and raw zucchini brings a cool crispness.

Not to forget the tender bites of chicken and crunchy, sliced almonds.

The brightness of a zesty lemon and basil dressing ties all the components together and highlights the flavors to really make them sing.

By using leftover cooked chicken you don’t even need to turn on the oven. The salad comes together in a matter of minutes for a perfect hot-weather meal that won’t weigh you down.

A salad to help celebrate the season of not only blueberries but of summer.

Lucky for us it’s just the beginning!

Zucchini, Chicken and Blueberry Salad

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Zucchini, Chicken and Blueberry Salad

A salad bursting with freshness that comes together in minutes using rotisserie or leftover chicken.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh basil, minced
sea or Kosher salt and fresh black pepper
1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
2 heaping cups cooked chicken breast, chopped (rotisserie chicken works great!)
4 packed cups of spinach leaves, rough chopped
2 scallions, diced
1 + 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup sliced almonds, optional

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, basil and season well with salt and pepper to taste. Add zucchini, chicken, spinach and scallions; toss well.
  2. You can toss the blueberries, feta and almonds right in or scatter them over top - serve each salad with 1/3 cup blueberries, 2 tablespoons feta and a tablespoon of almonds scattered over top.
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Comments

  1. Brittany says

    What a unique recipe! I love using fruit within salads; but I’ve never tried using blueberries.  I will one day!

  2. LK says

    I dont know how I feel about raw zucchini, but this looks really good! I especially love the blueberries.

    • Reeni says

      I was a little hesitant too! It really doesn’t have much flavor – especially
      when sliced thin. It’s almost like cucumber – if I didn’t know better I
      would of mistaken it for it.

  3. Tammy says

    You plate and fork are so pretty, Reeni!  I love that bright pink…it is very pretty!  The salad looks fresh and irresistible with those blueberries…everything compliments each other in this dish! :)  I hope all has been well!
    Hugs,
    Tammy

  4. BeadedTail says

    Your photos are always amazing!  This salad looks so refreshing and perfect for summer!  I’m wondering if walnuts would work on it too.

    Purrs to Moon! 

  5. Bee says

    Yum! The salad sounds good… but what’s really blowing me away are your pictures! The styling is spot-on and the pictures are beautiful :)

  6. Note di Cioccolato says

    I love berries but I never thought to add  blueberries to a salad. I like your salad very much, so fresh, light and appetizing. Bye dear, hope you have a great we 

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