When it comes to salads, the thought of a lot of greens without any flavours can be disappointing to many. But who said salads have to be boring? Although healthy is another word for salad, you can always add a twist and make them tasty while still retaining their nutritional and health benefits. If you were ever tempted to have salad, but the greens stopped you, then we have just the perfect recipe for you. This super easy, tasty, healthy and quick recipe involves the goodness of chicken and a sweet, tangy surprise. Excited? Dive in to know more.
Add a Twist to Your Easy 3-Step Summer Chicken Salad
Thoroughly wash the chicken breast and pound to flatten the chicken. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper and sauté in 2 tsp olive oil on medium heat until it cooks and turns brown on all sides. Remove from the pan and cool for 5 minutes. Cut the breast lengthwise into strips.
In a salad bowl, add lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, mango, avocado, onion and coriander. You can mix everything or arrange the veggies on the spread lettuce.
Whisk all the dressing ingredients thoroughly in a small mixing bowl until everything is combined. If using a mason jar, cover with its lid and shake well. Check the taste for salt and drizzle over the salad. Garnish with almonds and serve with fries or chips.
If you’re not going to use the dressing right away, shake or mix it well right before pouring it over the salad before use.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What can I substitute apple cider vinegar with?
You can use 3-4 tbsp lemon juice or 1-2 tbsp white vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar.
Can I use walnuts instead of almonds?
Yes. You can use any nuts of your choice like walnuts, peanuts, pecans or seeds like sunflower, chia, flax or pumpkin to garnish the salad.
Can I store the salad in the refrigerator for a day?
Yes. You can refrigerate the salad for a day, but make sure you don’t add the dressing. Adding the dressing before storage will make the salad soggy. Always add the dressing right before serving.