Chicken and Spinach Spring Mix Salad {Giveaway}

When BFF, Jenn (MomVsTheBoys) ask me to literally take the Trudeau Salad Spinner and accessories for a spin; I was more then thrilled!  I fell in love with the look of Trudeau when she first posted her chocolate chip muffin recipe using the Trudeau muffin pan.  It’s bright colour was such a nice change to the metallic look of the standand pans – I’m a sucker for bright colours.  When she dropped off the spinner and I saw bright green, I was instantly happy!  Cooking should be fun and adding colour is always fun.

I couldn’t wait unpack everything and give it a good test. So many salad options whirled through this girls head….Caesar, chef, spinach, the list is endless.  I finally decided on a spring mix salad with grilled chicken and strawberries.

Spinach Salad 3


Everything I needed to make an amazing salad was laid before me.  I loved it all! Now to get to using it:

Chicken and Spinach Spring Mix Salad

Chicken and Spinach Spring Mix Salad


1 – 5 oz pkg Spinach & Arugula mix

2 Chicken breasts

3 – 4 Strawberries

4 Green Onions, chopped

1/2 tsp Paprika

Salt & Pepper

Raspberry Vinaigrette (or your favourite dressing)


1. Season your chicken breasts with the paprika, salt, and pepper and grill, either on the bbq or since when I made this salad we were in the middle of a torrential down pour I used my cast iron grill pan.

2. Wash and spin dry the greens and strawberries.  Thinly slice the strawberries.

3. Once the chicken is done, let cool and slice into bite size pieces.

4. Lightly toss the chopped green onions with the greens in a bowl. Then layer in the chicken and strawberries. Add your dressing & voila! Done.

The cool thing about the Trudeau spinner is it has settings for fruit, herbs, and greens.  Settings? You ask. Yes settings! A light spin for delicate berries, a medium whirl for herbs, then all the way to a super speed for greens! Instead of you doing all the work cranking the handle round and round.  This spinner has a mechanism similar to a kids pull car. You crank the handle to the appropriate position, let go and it spins for you.  Need a little extra umph? Let it spin of a second and crack it back, it’ll speed up. Want to stop it completely? There’s a handy little brake button.  Plus, with it’s anti-slip bottom you don’t even need to lift it off the counter. Seriously, how cool is that!?!

Chicken and Spinach Salad

Once all the spinning was done and it didn’t take much. I was curious as to how much water the spinner actually removed.  I was completely surprised when I measured out quarter of a cup of liquid was sitting the bowl.  Holy cow!

Spinach Salad 5

Speaking of the bowl.  Guess what I used to serve the salad in? Yup, that’s right! The reservoir bowl. I just gave it a wipe out after I was finished with the spins and added everything in.  It’s beautiful in its simplicity and super crystal clear so you can see all the pretty ingredients.  Because you know; you eat with your eyes first!


Chicken and Spinach Salad

While I was grilling the chicken I got to also use the Trudeau Flip Tongs and 3 in 1 Foldable Splatter Screen. Both are awesome! Mind you, I over estimated the size of my grill pan so I had to use the splatter screen upside down so it stayed in place. But I have now used it on an appropriate sized pan and was thrilled that with just a lift of one side I can check on things without the splatters going everywhere. The flip tongs are just as cool.  They fold flat which is great when you’re not using them because you can flip them over and just lay them on the stove without worrying about touching any of the burners. I’ll admit I was a bit concerned when using them that I would break the beechwood but they are super flexible yet sturdy.  Concern is all gone and they are now my favourite tongs.

Spinach Salad 7
Spinach Salad 6

Lastly, is the Salad Scissor-Tongs. Serving the salad was a complete breeze with these babies! One clasp grabbed all the ingredients firmly. There was no fumbling around and only grabbing the larger ingredients.It grabbed a bit of everything in one scoop!  I love that they come apart so you can use them individually as servers.

Since my kitchen is super small (I’ve seen walk-in closets bigger), storage is always a problem. So anything that can be compressed or taken apart is always a winner for me and if they’re also multipurpose I have to have them!  Trudeau seems to have me in mind when they designed this line.  I’m not only in love with look of Trudeau now, they’ve captured my cooking soul with the ease and functionality of their lines.

Chicken and Spinach Spring Mix Salad

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  1. Jenna D says:

    I tend to like salads with feta and balsamic dressing most

  2. Laurie P says:

    I love my mom’s cucumber and tomato salad….with olive oil and wine vinegar!!!!

  3. jamie hall says:

    I love a balsamic dressing I make a southwest style salad

  4. Elaine G says:

    My favorite is Caesar Salad.

  5. Judy Cowan says:

    I love a tossed salad with lots of different veggies in it!

  6. Vesper Meikle says:

    I like a potato salad, but it depends on my mood

  7. Gillian Morgan says:

    I love rotini salad.

  8. Dayna Wilson says:

    It’s a toss-up (see what I did there?!) between Greek and Chef.

  9. Sunshine G says:

    Caesar – yum!

  10. 409cope says:

    I like Greek salad the most.

  11. Francine says:

    I love that have fruits and veggies – like avocado and grapefruit, along with the lettuce

  12. charlene says:

    I like Cesar salad the best

  13. Silvia D says:

    a tossed salad loaded with veggies with a raspberry or mandarin orange dressing

  14. Erin McSweeney says:

    spinach salad is my favorite

  15. seham merzib says:

    Garden Salad

  16. Anne Taylor says:

    I like a salad chalk full of romaine, cucumber, tomatoes, beets and chick peas

  17. I love fresh spinach from the garden with poppy seed dressing, chicken, fruit and seeds.

  18. I love Caesar salad.

  19. Brandee H says:

    I love ceasar salad!

  20. Piroska says:

    My favourite is Spring salad, with baby spinach, dandelion, etc. and lots of tomatoes, cucumbers, chick peas and shredded cheese.

  21. Victoria Ess says:

    I like kale salads!

  22. Rose Holloway says:

    Cesar Salads for me

  23. Tammy M says:

    I love a classic home made ceaser salad!

  24. Lori JB says:

    I love all salads but any kind of spinach salad is on the top of my list!

  25. Tuna salad, the one they give at Moxies Restaurant! I would recommend it to everyone!

  26. mrdisco says:

    caesar salad with extra bacon

  27. Lynda Cook says:

    My favourite is the chicken caesar salad!!

  28. Florence C says:

    I like a spinach salad tossed in olive oil.

  29. Carole Dube says:

    My favorite is Chicken Caesar Salad.

  30. Denise M says:

    I love a Greek Salad

  31. Belinda McNabb says:

    Caesar salad is by far my favorite

  32. Greek village salad

  33. Andrew P says:

    Chicken Caesar Salad

  34. Doris Calvert says:

    We love Greek and Cesar Salad

  35. Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

  36. Theresa C. says:

    My Mom makes a wonderful seven layer salad!

  37. sarah sar says:

    I love greek salad!

  38. Steve P. says:

    Awesome contraption

  39. Good old Caesar salad!

  40. Caesar salad is my favorite!

  41. Samorjj says:

    Strawberry, feta, pecan with greens

  42. marie s says:

    I love greek salad

  43. Cobb

  44. Maegan Morin says:

    Cesar Salad is my favorite. I really need to try more salads!

  45. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite salad is Caesar salad

  46. Karla Sceviour says:

    ceasar salad is my favorite!

  47. Marilyn Legault says:

    I love spinach and strawberries salad

  48. Darlene Schuller says:

    Caesar is my favourite, with a few added ingredients, radishes, cucumber, green onion.

  49. I love Greek salad

  50. My favourite salad is spinach, chicken and strawberries.

  51. Erika Belanger says:

    I LOVE Caesar salad!!

  52. My favourite salad is a Caesar salad, made fresh only.

  53. i love greek salad

  54. greek salad

  55. Susan Patterson says:

    We love the old fashion Potato Salad with egg. Thank you!

  56. wendy hutton says:

    love pasta salad

  57. love ceasar salad

  58. Sherry K says:

    I like spinach with broccoli slaw.

  59. Elizabeth says:

    Last night I made a salad with Strawberries, Red Onion, Feta Cheese, Blueberries, Fresh Basil, Baby Spinach, and Toasted Walnuts, with a Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing…it was very good!

  60. SweetPanda says:

    I love Caesar salad

  61. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I love Orezo Greek Salad!!!

  62. I like Caesar salad

  63. Caroline M. says:

    I love caesar salad

  64. Caroline says:

    I like them all but at the moment I’d say a caprese salad.

  65. Vicki Ho says:

    Spinach and Mandarin orange

  66. Debbie S. says:

    I love a kale salad.

  67. My favourite salad is spring greens, strawberries, candied pecans, and cucumber with a cilantro dressing.

  68. heidi c. says:

    I am a fan of the Caesar Salad.

  69. I love a good Greek salad.

  70. My favorite is Greek Salad

  71. I like Greek salad

  72. I love greek salad – the kind with the lettuce 🙂

  73. Charmaine says:

    Kale, apple & tahini.

  74. any salad with ingredients fresh from the garden (i.e., fresh-picked by hand). thanks

  75. Treen Goodwin says:

    I love a regular Garden salad with tomatoes cukes and mozza cheese : ) thanks for the chance 🙂

  76. I love spinach salad

  77. I love caesar salad.

  78. JaimeeM says:

    I love any kind of salad. Caesar is a favored

  79. Tina L. says:

    I like spinach salads.

  80. Julie Bolduc says:

    I love a garden salad

  81. Kale Caesar

  82. Anu Chopra says:

    I love caesar salad!

  83. Dayle B. says:

    My fav. salad is a green salad, with radish, butter lettuce,
    cuke, and red onion. Like a home made dill dressing to go with it.
    great useful giveaway too.

  84. I like all kinds but I think I prefer the greek one 🙂

  85. definitely Caesar salad!

  86. ivy pluchinsky says:

    i love greek salad and ceasar salad

  87. Casey miller says:

    greek salad

  88. Carol Denny says:

    A garden salad with hard boiled eggs.

  89. nicolthepickle says:

    I like a fresh green salad with tomatoes, onions and bacon.

  90. Nicole Jubleew says:

    Caesar salad is my fave.

  91. does caprese salad count? 🙂

  92. Carole B. says:

    Kale with tahini sauce is my favorite salad

  93. roger simmons says:

    Im a must have Tomatoes Salad with Caesar dressing.

  94. JAMES DASILVA says:

    Garden salad with italian dressing

  95. caesar or greek

  96. I love a great cobb bacon salad.

  97. Debbie W says:

    I love a good Caesar salad

  98. kristen visser says:

    my favorite salad is GREEK!

  99. Juliee Fitze says:

    My favorite is lettuce with blue cheese and strawberries with raspberry dressing.

  100. Greek salad or coleslaw I can’t pick between the two!

  101. Josee b says:

    I love all types of salad….I guess a ceasar salad would be right up there as a favorite

  102. Margaret Smith says:

    Ceasar salad is my favorite. Thanks so much.

  103. Kristian Weavers says:

    Chef/Cobb salad

  104. My favourite is Grilled Chicken Salad

  105. Thomas Kwan says:

    Cesar salad.

  106. Ann Fantom says:

    Caesar salad is my favorite.

  107. lynn clayton says:


  108. kathy downey says:

    I love rotini salad.but potato salad is very close

  109. Julie G. says:

    Greek salad is my fave. I’m a black olive fan.

  110. Taylor Hawkins says:

    I LOVE caesar salad 🙂

  111. Chicken ceasar salad!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  112. Greek salad!

  113. Kimberly B says:

    I love different pasta salads.

  114. I love Cesar salad.

  115. gina bergman says:

    chicken Caesar

  116. Andrea Amy says:

    I have a few favourite salads. I love a garden salad that is loaded with fresh veggies like tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, broccoli, etc. I also love a spinach salad with cottage cheese and fresh berries 🙂

  117. Jonathan F says:

    I know I will love the Trudeau Salad kit as much as Tammy did. First off, every since my own salad spinner broke (ermm… a few years back) I’ve been forced to manually wash and dry my greens – and I ALWAYS end up with wet leaves on my plate. I did have a metal-mesh splatter screen but that broke after a few uses and didn’t work too well either – the Trudeau’s material and design look like it will hold up. The tongs are simply tongs – who can’t use a good set of tongs?!

  118. Rachel C. says:

    I love a lot of salads… but chicken caesar is probably one of the best.

  119. Suzanna Pickering says:

    i like a what ever i throw in there salad-lettuce-and then the fun begins

  120. Amy Pratt says:

    I love salad with blue cheese dressing, topped with black olives.

  121. Tari Lawson says:

    I like mixed greens with fruit, nuts and blue cheese.

  122. Angela Massis says:

    I do love a Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Goat Cheese and Candied Pecans!

  123. magda s. says:

    I love a lobster salad with lemongrass

  124. i really enjoy a bean salad, or a pasta salad – those are my favourites!

  125. Have to go with a classic. Definitely love a good caesar salad!

  126. Bonnie Day says:

    chef’s salad then next is potato

  127. kim keithline says:

    I love a medeteranian salad lots of olives and cheese

  128. tanyab79 says:

    Ceasar Salad is my fave.

  129. I really love a lemon-apple waldorf salad.

  130. Anything with Avocado.

  131. I love Kale, lemon, sour cherries, olives & nuts – delish 🙂

  132. Emmanuel says:

    I absolutely love Caesar salads! Oh, and the more croutons the better.

  133. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I like a good Caesar salad.

  134. Suzanne G says:

    My favourite kind of salad is Greek Salad.

  135. Erika E says:

    Spinach salad is my favourite.

  136. Brittney House says:

    I love greek salads.

  137. Laura F. says:

    I know it’s not the healthiest, but I love caesar salad the most.

  138. chris arnott says:

    I love just a tossed salad with Italian salad dressing.

  139. greek, caesar and garden are my favorites.

  140. A garden salad – it’s simple and lovely.

  141. potato egg salad is my fav

  142. Spinach with strawberries, feta and candied walnuts with balsamic vinegar dressing

  143. Monique Rizzo says:

    I love Chef salad Thanks for the chance.

  144. I like Caesar Salad

  145. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I love greek salad.

  146. My favourite is big mixed green salad!

  147. I love salad! My favourite at the moment is a Kale Salad, but I really like Spinach and Strawberries and Spinach and Goat Cheese.

  148. Edith Rennes says:

    My favourite is a chef’s salad

  149. a green salad with a vinaigrette dressing

  150. Melanie Borhi says:

    I love greek salad its so yummy

  151. I like fresh garden salad with chicken and avocado with no dressing.

  152. Cheryla says:

    love a Mediterranean salad with lots of feta!

  153. Anne Derkat says:

    Strawberry & Spinach Salads.

  154. Wanda Bergman says:

    My favourite is Strawberry, Spinach and Poppyseed Salad.

  155. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I love all salads, green, cabbage, bean, potato, tuna, egg and seafood!

  156. like Spinach and Strawberries

  157. Catherine Cole says:

    A garden salad

  158. S. Jackson says:

    My favorite is a Chef’s Salad! When I make it I put lettuce, tomatoes, radishes, onions, ham and hard boiled eggs!

  159. A current favorite is greek pasta salad. trying to stay away from carbs though so winning this would be awesome!

  160. Elaine R says:

    I love the first springtime salads using fresh greens from out of my garden- and poppyseed dressing.

  161. Spinach salad with crumbled bacon and hard-boiled egg! Amazing!

  162. Bo Simms says:

    My favorite kind of salad is Caesar Salad. Yummy!

  163. Tricia Hope says:

    I prefer entree salads especially those with chicken,spinach,mushrooms and feta

  164. Holly O'Gorman says:

    I like egg salad,

  165. Margaret H says:

    Caesar Salad is my favourite

  166. alison k says:

    My favourite kind of salad is lobster salad

  167. Danielle Nantau says:

    I like ANY salad with feta and strawberries in it

  168. elizabeth kreeft says:

    I love all kinds of salads. its hard to just pick one for they are all good.

  169. M James says:

    Ohhh Spinach salad for sure

  170. Nate Fuller says:

    I love a good Ceasar salad, not as healthy but good!

  171. I love a Greek salad or taco salad!

  172. I like making salads out of whatever happens to be lying around in the fridge.

  173. Love salad! Need some extra containers though!!!

  174. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    caeser salad is my favourite.

  175. Elaine Buonsante says:

    That would have to be Caesar Salad.

  176. Michele C. says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. My favorite salad is taco salad with Russian dressing.

  177. Caesar salad. Yum!

  178. Elizabeth Vlug says:

    I love Greek Salad with lots of fresh feta.

  179. I like salad with strawberries

  180. Nicole B says:

    I love caesar but with a calorie wise caesar vinagrette.

  181. Debbie F says:

    my favourite is Greek salad

  182. Tammy Dalley says:

    I love mandarin salad!!!

  183. My favorite salad is a loaded garden salad.

  184. Angela Mitchell says:

    I loooove salads in general. My favourite is probably pasta.

  185. Audrey Skinner says:

    Spinach salad is my favorite.

  186. I love me a nice cucumber, olives and tomto salad with just salt, pepper and a little bit of lemon/lime juice. Nothing fancy, super easy and super delicious.

  187. I love salads but my favorite of all is potato with egg salad!

  188. Marlene V says:

    I love a kale salad with a poppy seed dressing

  189. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    i like cobb salad and waldorf salad

  190. Caesar salad!

  191. I love greek salad and caesar salad !!!

  192. Ingrid Jackson says:

    I enjoy a Chefs salad that I make at least twice a month.

  193. Pd Reimer says:

    I love chicken caesar salads!

  194. I really like spinach salad with bacon dressing or rhubarb dressing!

  195. Arugula and berries with toasted walnuts.

  196. Mine is Caesar Salad, but I am going to try this one! Looks yummy!

  197. Penny Snyder says:

    I love Cobb Salad!!~

  198. I love Greek salad

  199. Surso S. says:

    i love romaine and spinach with bacon ranch dressing

  200. My favorite is Caesar Salad

  201. Shirley Walters says:

    waldorf salad


  202. Betty S says:

    My favourite salad is mixed greens with strawberries, and a great vinegrette

  203. Erica B. says:

    I like grilled chicken salad.

  204. Ann Freele says:

    I like all salads, but my favorites are ones that are a little differnt,…like a pineapple/cucumber salad with a thai dressing

  205. My favorite is a Caesar Salad.

  206. Dale Steele Nicolov says:

    I love all the garden salads but also potato salad with homemade mayonaisse!

  207. Sean Pynaert says:

    I like kale salad with seeds and tomatoes, cucumbers and croutons.

  208. Grilled chicken salad.

  209. I love greek salad

  210. I love a tossed salad. Cheese, carrots, cucumbers. THE BEST!

  211. Heather Arnould says:

    Mandarin orange & almond salad.

  212. I love spinach salad!

  213. Jennifer P. says:

    Oh gosh, I love salad, so it’s hard to pick just one! I love taco salad, cobb salad, pasta salad, potato salad, any salad with avocado in it, kale salad… My favourite I guess would be my mom’s spinach salad with strawberries and almond slivers (or sometimes walnuts).

  214. Amy Deeter says:

    My favorite is defiantly Caesar salad !!! so good and tasty !

  215. laura ari says:

    I like a nice chicken caesar salad.

  216. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I love Chefs Salad. It’s always unique.

  217. C McLaren says:

    My favourite is Caesar salad.

  218. Trisha McKee says:

    I love grilled chicken salads.

  219. Cheryl Reinhardt says:

    Caesar Salad is my favorite kind of salad.

  220. Ariel C says:

    i love argula, lemon and pepper!

  221. Tricia Cooper says:

    My favourite kind of salad is Caesar!

  222. Cobb Salad

  223. Cobb salad is my favorite but I love all kinds of salad!

  224. Brian E. says:

    Thank You for the giveaway… we love any spinach-based salad, loaded with colorful vegetables.

  225. Yum! Love all kinds of salads!

  226. Elva Roberts says:

    I really like this Chicken and Spinach Spring Mix salad. It looks so pretty with its red and green items. It is not hard to make and its a healthy salad.Thank you for sharing your recipe with us.

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