Friday, May 2, 2014

Derby Salad

Here's a fun salad to make for Derby Day.  Artfully arrange the ingredients in a glass trifle bowl and serve with your favorite salad dressing and a side of biscuits.

6 cups iceberg or romaine lettuce, chopped
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped
1 cup fresh mango, peeled and cubed
1 cup cubed honeydew or cantaloupe melon, cubed
1 cup avocado, cubed
Juice from one lemon
1 cup pecans
2 cups grilled chicken

Place 2 cups of lettuce on the bottom of the bowl.
For the next layer, add strawberries, mango, and melon and lightly douse in lemon juice.
Add another layer of 2 cups of lettuce.  Top with grilled chicken.
Add the last 2 cups of lettuce.  Top with avocado and a squeeze of lemon juice.

Yield:  8 servings.