Summer Berry & Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad, Berry-liciously Delicious

Summer Berry and Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad

The bright-red and slate-blue little jewels of the the summer season absolutely jump out at me each and every time I pass them in the produce isle of my local market.

They’re so very eye-catching and beautiful, these juicy vibrant strawberries, ruby-red raspberries and plump-round blueberries that sit perched oh-so proudly there in their little baskets and clear containers wonderfully enticing me to pluck them up and bring them home—I always give in to their beckoning.

Summer Berry and Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad

Summer Berry and Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad

Summer wouldn’t be summer without these gorgeous and sweet fruits; they’re what remind me of the time of year we’re in, and give fragrant and sweet flavor and bursting color to these warm and inviting days that make up this slightly-lazy time of year.

Summer Berry and Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad

Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are those amazingly versatile little food-beings; they, of course, go splendidly into summer desserts that need a touch of fresh tang, and into cool and creamy smoothies and chilled drinks that pack raw nutrients and vitamins for cool refreshment.

Summer Berry and Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad

Summer Berry and Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad

But they also add so much contrast to a sweet-savory, chopped summer salad lush with crunchy green romaine, creamy and pungent blue cheese, crispy-salty bacon, sweet-nutty candied pecans, and crispy chicken—the perfect summertime lunch, drizzled with the perfectly sweet summertime red berry vinaigrette, to top it all off.

Summer on a plate!

Summer Berry and Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad

The glistening little berries of the season are perfect for the picking right now, and for adding to refreshing summer recipes that can be perked up by their tart and juicy presence. Summer Berry & Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad is a bowl of summer bliss for me, a berry-liciously delicious dish studded with my favorite summery jewels.

Summer Berry and Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad

Summer Berry and Crispy Chicken Chopped Salad

Strawberries, raspberries and blueberries in their gloriously naked state provide pleasure for the eyes and a surprising zing for the tongue; and they also playfully provide a reminder to take some time to have a little extra fun in the sun.

Taste what’s good and pass it on.

Ingrid




{ 10 comments… add one }

  • Gerlinde July 6, 2014, 10:19 pm

    Your salad looks gorgeous and I have to make it before summer is over.

    • The Cozy Apron July 7, 2014, 2:50 pm

      Yes, Gerlinde—if you’re a fan of summer berries, you’ve got to try this out while the picking’ is still good! :-)

  • Melissa @ Bless this Mess July 7, 2014, 9:37 am

    This looks like summer perfection! And after a holiday weekend just perfect to get back on track without feeling like I’m not still on vacation :) Can’t wait to try that dressing too. The color is gorgeous!

  • suzanne July 10, 2014, 12:19 pm

    That berry vinaigrette is so tasty, I like the red wine vinegar and the herbs de Provence combo!

  • Liz July 11, 2014, 3:50 pm

    Thank you for the lovely salad.

  • Cami August 3, 2014, 12:57 pm

    Delicious salad thanks for sharing it, I will definitely make it again!

    • The Cozy Apron August 3, 2014, 5:34 pm

      Hi Cami, thanks so much for taking a moment to stop by and share with me that you enjoyed this salad! So glad this is one that you’ll be making again!

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