This delicious salad is packed with protein, fresh produce, and nuts, and then topped with a mouthwatering poppy seed dressing. It’s also a perfect way to use leftover chicken and make it into a visual masterpiece.

Recipe and photo by Lindsay Livingston, R.D., of The Lean Green Bean. On Instagram @theleangreenbean.


  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 6 oz. cooked chicken
  • ½ cup cooked corn
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup avocado
  • 1/4 cup red onion
  • 1 Juice from lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. poppy seeds


  1. Divide spinach evenly between two bowls.
  2. Top with chicken, corn, berries, cheese, pecans, avocado, and red onion.
  3. In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Taste, and add more sugar if needed.
  4. Serve salads with dressing.
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