Chicken salad with a difference

Jun 5, 2021 | Recipes, Salads and Vegetables

Deliciously simple, tasty chicken salad which is easy to prepare and great for a healthy lunch or dinner.

Chicken salad with a difference
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


For the salsa verde

  • 1 bunch flat leaf parsely leaves
  • 1 bunch mint leaves
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ¼ cup olive oil

For the salad

  • 4 handfuls mixed green salad leaves
  • 1 cucumber peeled, deseeded and finely sliced
  • 1 cup alfalfa sprouts
  • ½ cup snow pea sprouts
  • 12 florets broccoli lightly steamed
  • ½ cup flat leaf parsley and mint leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp pistachio nuts chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts grilled and sliced



  • Blend all the salsa verde ingredients together until you have the consistency you like
  • Mix all the salad ingredients except the chicken in a large bowl
  • Plate up as you wish… a bed of salad with the chicken on top and salsa drizzled over or salad on the side with the chicken placed over a spread of salsa

Top tips

  • Gently roast the seeds and nuts for some extra crunch
  • Swop the chicken for your favourite fish, a couple of sliced boiled eggs and/or grilled tofu
  • Make the salsa in advance, it keeps for 4 days in the fridge and can be used to add a little magic to any number of dishes… it is actually pretty special as a dip with the seed crackers 😌

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Oh my… so gorgeous, so moorish and super nutritious too… a winner all round.