Spring Salad with Berries

Spring Salad- Chicken - Goat Cheese- Strawberries-Pecans-Honey Mustard

I love this time of year when gardens are starting to produce and farmers markets have fresh greens for salads. Big salads are my go-to lunch and often my go-to dinner with a mug of warm bone broth on the side.

I use goat cheese in this recipe, though it seems to be a controversial cheese. Some love it and others proclaim that it tastes like goats smell and won’t touch it with a ten foot pole. If you are in the latter group, omit the cheese or use one that you like in its place. Feta, gorgonzola, and bleu are all great as well.

This is my current favorite salad and I usually eat a variation of it at least once a day. Of course, there are hundreds of ways to mix it up, but this is my favorite. I’ve written the instructions to serve four, but it can be adjusted up or down easily.


Spring Salad- Chicken - Goat Cheese- Strawberries-Pecans-Honey Mustard
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote

Spring Salad with Berries and Honey Mustard Recipe

A flavorful and fresh salad with almond crusted chicken, goat cheese, strawberries, pecans, and dried cranberries on a bed of lettuce.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 725kcal
Author Katie Wells



  • Cook the chicken fingers according to instructions in the recipe and set aside.
  • Prepare honey mustard dressing and set aside.
  • To toast the pecans preheat a skillet over medium heat on the stove.
  • Add pecans and heat, tossing occasionally, until they have just started to brown and smell amazing.
  • Set the pecans aside until cooled. 
  • Put two big handfuls of lettuce/greens on a each plate.
  • Chop chicken and top each salad with equal amounts of goat cheese, toasted pecans, cranberries, sliced strawberries, and dressing.
  • Enjoy!


Feel free to use any type of leftover pre-cooked chicken in this recipe. And have fun switching up the types of fruit, cheese, and dressing that you use. 


Serving: 1salad | Calories: 725kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.3g | Protein: 27.7g | Fat: 56.4g | Saturated Fat: 16.5g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 820mg | Fiber: 6.4g | Sugar: 18.1g

Like this recipe? Check out my new cookbook, or get all my recipes (over 500!) in a personalized weekly meal planner here!

What is your favorite salad? Do you have a variation of this one? Let me know below!

You May Also Enjoy These Posts...

Reader Interactions

It Shouldn’t Be This Hard to Be Healthy…

Join the Wellness Mama email subscribers list to get the latest news, updates, special offers, and FREE access to my Quick Start Guide, 7 Simple Steps for Healthier Families, and 1 week real food meal plan!

Yes! Let me in!

Reader Comments

Join the Conversation...

Please read the comment policy before replying to this post.