Strawberry Turkey Salad

The summer night is like a perfection of thought. ~Wallace Stevens            

This salad will be the perfect accompaniment to your summer evening.
It’s light, but very satisfying.  If you don’t have turkey, use chicken or pork.  It will be equally as tasty!!
Add nice glass of sun tea or your favorite white wine and I guarantee a dinner that will be the highlight of your day.  Enjoy this while you watch the sunset!

PS… Last summer I entered this into a local recipe contest and WON!  I got a great chop-chop board as my prize.  Trust me when I say if you serve your family and friends this for dinner you will be a winner too!
Enjoy and Happy Cooking,


6 TBSP Mango chutney
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp. fresh lime juice
1 pkg. Romaine Lettuce, chopped
…8 oz. turkey breast, chopped
2 pt. strawberries, sliced
1 cup  red grapes
3/4 cup  celery, sliced
1/2 cup  red onion, chopped
fresh mint leaves (optional)                                                                                                                                   


1. For dressing, in a bowl whisk together chutney, yogurt, and lime juice.
2. In a large bowl combine, lettuce, grapes, celery, and red onions.  Fill 4 plates with lettuce mixture.
3. Top lettuce mixture with turkey and strawberries. Drizzle with dressing. Top with fresh mint if desired.


Kick Off to Summer Salad

I am almost certain the warm weather is here to stay in Metro-Detroit.  Our winter was brutal and spring wasn’t any better. We had record amounts of snow and rain. Last week we had worst rainfall in the history of Plymouth.  I couldn’t get my car out of our garage for 3 days because of the 10 inches of water that flooded our streets.  That said, I am the eternal optimist. I just  know summer is going to be beautiful!  This salad is a great way to kick off the picnic season. It is super easy and very pleasing. If you want to make it a meal add some grilled chicken or pork tenderloin sliced and served on top.

Enjoy and Happy Cooking,



1 pint strawberries, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1-1 1/2 cups red grape, halved
1 cup prepared poppy-seed Dressing
Romaine lettuce, washed, patted dry and chopped

Grilled chicken or pork tenderloin, optional


In a large bowl, combine lettuce, sliced strawberries, thinly sliced onion, and halved grapes.

Pour dressing over top and toss just before serving.
If making a meal, top with grilled meat.