This is the perfect Valentine’s Day salad! Sliced strawberries, shredded carrots, chopped tomatoes, half an avocado, strawberry maple pulled chicken, and home made dressing…does it get any better?! This simple and refreshing salad really hits the spot…its crunchy, its sweet, its tangy…its wonderful! I honestly think that I could never get sick of eating or looking at this salad.
One of the great things about this is that it is really easy to prepare in the morning and bring to work, school, etc– just toss it all into a tupperware. If you are planning on preparing this salad in advance though, you’ll need to put some lemon juice on the avocado slices so that they don’t turn brown. This is a nice trick to keeping newly cut avocado looking appetizing and tasting fresh for longer.
I love that the dressing here is homemade and simple. I mixed 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp maple syrup, and salt/ pepper to taste. This makes enough for a good amount of drizzle to top your salad, but can be doubled if you want more substantial dressing. If you are wondering what to do with some pulled chicken or what to have for lunch or dinner, I think that you have to make this salad. It tastes as good as it looks.
- 3 sliced strawberries
- ½ of an avocado
- ½ cup of shredded carrots
- 1 tomato
- ¾-1 cup shredded chicken
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- salt and pepper to taste
- Slice the strawberries, avocado, and tomato and put on a plate.
- Add the shredded carrots and shredded chicken to the plate.
- Mix the mustard, lemon juice, maple syrup, and salt/pepper in a separate bowl with a fork. This amount make a good amount of drizzle to top your salad, but can be doubled if you want more dressing.