This salad is a favorite of mine and I make it a lot.  Anne Parker and Leigh Harper, my twins love this salad, too.  We call it Kitchen Sink Salad because we put everything in this recipe but the kitchen sink!  I am posting the recipe the way we like it.  You can add more or less of the ingredients or play with it to make it your own.

1 to 2 cups fresh baby spinach

1 to 1 1/2 cups baked or roasted chicken, cooked and chopped (This is good with bacon, ham, turkey or just about any meat)

1 ripe tomato, chopped

1/4 cup onion, chopped or about 3 green onions

3 to 4 radishes, sliced

1 carrot, shredded or cut in small pieces

1/3 cup craisins

1/3 cup raisins

1/3 cup walnuts or your favorite nuts (Walnuts are really good for you)

1 egg, boiled, peeled and chopped

1 apple, unpeeled, cored, seeded and cut up

1/2 cup of strawberries, sliced (can use blueberries or your favorite berry)

1/3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded (can use your favorite cheese)

Salt and Pepper to taste

Extra Virgin Olive Oil or your favorite salad dressing (We just put a little of the EVOO on ours for a dressing)

This salad is a meal and so healthy for you and so good. I can eat a big bowl of this by myself.  The above recipe makes approximately six to eight servings.  Enjoy!

If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Fruity Fruit Salad.

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  1. Carie Morgan Graff says:

    I think I have just found my new favorite salad.

  2. Oh my this looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!!

  3. Another wonderful addition would be watermelon.

  4. Honey if you have never put Strawberry’s in a salad,
    You don’t know what your missing.

  5. I have never used strawberries but do add cranraisins to a similar recipe. My salad dressing is usually some sweetened rice wine vinegar.

  6. Shelly Sacco says:

    I make this, but call it my “Dinner Salad”, because it has everything in a dinner, in a salad.

  7. violet gaither says:

    what kind of dressing do you serve with this salad?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Any kind you like. We just use olive oil on ours. I can eat it without any dressing at all.