Summer in September, my collaboration with Lulu the Baker, continues with my Poppy Seed Chicken Fruit Salad Lettuce Wraps!
Guys, these are goooooood! I feel silly telling you this again so soon because you are going to think I have absolutely no self control, but I was eating this chilled fruit/chicken filling straight from the fridge, I just couldn’t wait for pictures.
But you can’t blame me, right? Because these bright, fresh, colorful, cheery wraps with the most delectable, sweet, tangy poppy seed dressing to ever grace your lips just look like summer. And we all know summer is irresistible. We look forward to summer, love summer, CAN’T GET ENOUGH summer. And so it is with these Poppy Seed Chicken Fruit Salad Lettuce Wraps!
My entire inspiration behind these wraps is the exquisite poppy seed dressing, all made possible because of my sister. So remember when I told you about my amazing sister in my Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken post? About how she is the most giving and talented sister ever – giving me my first recipe binder full of her tried and true favorite recipes that she personally typed up for Christmas, and how she gave me her kidney last October?
Well, in that binder was a Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing. It quickly became my favorite salad recipe of hers and I would be asked for the salad recipe wherever I brought it, largely due to the dressing. With a few modifications, this dressing boasts poppy seeds, sesame seeds, minced onion, lemon juice, sugar, cider vinegar, a dash of Worchestershire sauce and paprika for just a kick.
I decided to make lettuce wraps using this dressing because my favorite part of any salad is always everything besides the lettuce, so I stuffed the wraps with my some of my favorite summer ingredients – strawberries, mangos, cucumber, and avocado, which all marinate/chill in the dressing along with the marinated and cooked chicken so they seep with flavor.
Wrap the chilled filling in a cocoon of fresh, crispy butter lettuce, top with roasted macadamia nuts and top again with toasted coconut if you wish, and you have fresh, sweet, creamy, crunchy flavor PACKED bites of summer.
With Poppy Seed Chicken Fruit Salad Lettuce Wraps you can have a taste of summer almost year round!
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