Strawberry Chicken Salad with Hoisin-Sesame Dressing

strawberry chicken salad on plate

Celebrate National Berry Month with Driscoll's creative recipes which feature fresh Driscoll berries.  This recipe makes extra dressing to have on-hand.  Just add strawberries and the remaining ingredients for an easy side or main dish salad in a hurry.

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  • Serves 6

Ingredients

    • 1 package (16 ounces) Driscoll’s Strawberries
    • 12 ounces cooked smoked chicken breast,
    • 8 ounces (about 8 cups) mixed baby greens, washed and dried
    • 3/4 cup jicama, cut into julienne strips
    • 3/4 cup fennel, thinly sliced
    • 2 green onions, sliced
    • 1/2 cup Hoisin-Sesame Dressing (recipe below)
  • Hoisin-Sesame Dressing:
    • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
    • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon Hoisin sauce
    • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 1 1 inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped
    • 1 medium shallot, peeled and chopped
    • 1 clove garlic
    • Fresh ground pepper to taste

Instructions

Rinse, hull and slice or quarter strawberries.

Combine strawberries, chicken, greens, jicama, fennel and green onion in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing (about ½ cup) and toss gently until evenly mixed.

Dressing
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. (Or, grate the ginger and mince the shallot and garlic then whisk all ingredients together.) Refrigerate in a covered container.
Makes about 1-1/3 cups.

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