Strawberry Chicken Poppy Seed Salad

2 cups cooked cubed chicken

½ cup diced strawberries

¼ cup diced red onion

¼ cup diced celery

¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted

1-2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil

1/4 – 1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. poppy seeds

Salt and pepper to taste

Leaf lettuce or butter lettuce

Chopped green onion for serving

To toast the almonds: place almonds in a small pan over medium heat. Toast until lightly browned tossing occasionally. This only takes a few minutes so watch closely.

In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, strawberries, onion, celery, toasted almonds and fresh basil.

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, and poppy seeds. Gently stir into the chicken mixture.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serving option: scoop into a lettuce leaf of scoop onto a bed of greens and top with green onions and a few toasted almonds.

(ref: therealfoodrds.com)

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