It would be fantastic with sliced almonds sprinkled on top too, but I was out...
2-3 chicken breasts, cooked as desired and shredded
1 lb pasta, cooked
1 TB lavender buds(fresh or dried , just make sure they are culinary grade or home grown!)
2 cups Fresh Strawberries , sliced
4 green onions, sliced
2 cups fresh spinach, torn into bite sized pieces
10 large fresh strawberries, hulled
1 TB Sugar
1/2 cup Raspberry Balsamic Vinegar
1/2 cup light olive oil
1/3 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
In a bowl place chicken ,pasta, lavender, sliced strawberries, onions and spinach. Set Aside
In a blender pulse the 10 strawberries with the sugar until coarse.....add the vinegar.
Turn the blender on to a medium-low speed and in a steady stream pour the olive oil. Allow it to fully blend, then do the same with the cream, blend on a higher speed for 15-20 seconds or so until slightly thickened.....add salt and pepper to taste.
Pour the dressing over the pasta mixture and toss gently.
Sprinkle with a few more fresh lavender buds if desired.
Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before serving.