Strawberry Chicken Smoked Gouda Salad

This simple Strawberry Chicken Smoked Gouda Salad with a refreshing cherry mint dressing is a delicious way to enjoy your meal on a hot summer day.

Strawberry Chicken Smoked Gouda Salad

Hello, my friends! I hope you are doing fine. I need to apologize as I have neglected to visit your scrumptious blogs this week. I open my Bloglovin’ every morning, get scary how productive you are, and close it. Yup, this week has been insanely crazy. I also owe you an apology as I have failed to post a new recipe earlier this week. My last recipe – luscious Hazelnut Honey Cinnamon Ice Cream – happened almost a week ago. I have so many things to finish yet, but I hope it gets better by next Tuesday. And I am certainly going to start visiting your blogs, too. Please, hold on posting new recipes :)

Don’t worry, though. I have a plenty of recipes which are ready to go (Once I sort out and edit the photos haha). There are a couple of fabulous ideas (ice cream and cookies) I am excited to share with you, but I am keeping them for later since they need more of my attention. But I promise you will like them.

Today I am going to keep it simple and short. Nothing complicated. Still, this Strawberry Chicken Smoked Gouda Salad is a very elegant meal. It only has a few simple ingredients including strawberries, peppery arugula, succulent iceberg, juicy chicken, and smoked gouda. And the dressing? It’s super delicious and refreshing – made with frozen cherries and mint. Of course, you can use fresh cherries too, but fresh cherries deserve more than being used in the dressing. Also, pitting? No, thanks. But I will post a salad with fresh cherries too – please stay tuned.

That’s it for now.



Strawberry Chicken Smoked Gouda Salad

Yield: 2-3 servings


  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, halved or quartered
  • 3 cups salad (I used the combination of iceberg and arugula)
  • 150 gr smoked Gouda, cubed
  • 1 large chicken breast
  • 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • smoked paprika, pepper, salt, garlic powder and dried herbs of your choice
  • 1 cup frozen pitted cherries, thawed
  • 7-8 fresh chocolate mint leaves
  • a little of water (about 1 tsp)


  1. In a pan combine the butter and oil over high heat. Place the chicken breast and cook it 2 minutes from each side, until well seared.
  2. Decrease heat to low medium. Season well from both sides, cover, and cook for about 8 minutes, flipping once. If the pan is getting too dry, you can add 1 tsp of hot water. The breast is ready when it's beautifully golden and soft (it will be easily cut with a spatula). Off heat.
  3. To make the dressing, simply place the thawed cherries and mint in a blender and pulse until pureed. Add a little of water for the desired consistency and blend again.
  4. In a bowl combine the salads, strawberries, and smoked gouda. Divide between plates. Top with the warm chicken. Serve with the dressing.
  5. Enjoy!

3 Thoughts on “Strawberry Chicken Smoked Gouda Salad

  1. Lovely photos, Ben! And I must say that I wish I had that beautiful salad for dinner tonight!
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  2. OK Ben. It’s like you knew exactly what I was craving for lunch today. How do you do that? I just loooove putting strawberries in my salad and I almost always eat salads all day long in the summer. This is perfect! I hope things slow down a bit for you soon. Have a great weekend!

  3. What a lovely, colourful salad, Ben! Also – I love your new blog header – very, very nice! I hope you’re keeping cool in this wicked heat we’re having!!

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