Jazz up your salads with fruit. You will be surprised how refreshing it is to add a little fruit to a salad. Pears, apples and grapes are usually a go to fruit you would normally find in a salad but you can literally use most fruits.
Strawberries are amazing with a little balsamic vinegar, grapefruit gives a lovely little acidic bite, mango if you get them ripe enough give a lovely exotic twist, figs are amazing in a winter salad especially if you like feta cheese it pairs really well.
Never be afraid to experiment with adding fruit to a salad or any dish for that matter. You will be pleasantly surprised how nice it makes a boring simple salad just by adding in a different flavour of sweetness.
Some recommended items from our kitchen to make this dish…
- A big time saver for chopping veg with a veg chopper, from onions to carrots this is a god send to chop quickly.
- Double sided dry and liquid measuring spoons for times when you need to measure both liquid and dry ingredients.
- A decent set of knives for chopping, with a knife sharpener which is always handy.
- Juicer/squeezer for citrus fruits, catches pips and easier to use than squeezing by hand.
Now just a quick note about the seasoning we use in this dish, we have found these seasonings from http://www.soeasyseasonings.co.uk which have all the spices you need already all included in one spice so that we only need to add a few teaspoons without rummaging the spice cupboard for lots of different ones. Their seasonings are syn free, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo friendly and all natural ingredients, no sugar, preservatives, additives or MSG, and a little goes a long way. We also have a discount code we can provide for 15% off throughout their website: HICKMANS15 should you wish to purchase any.
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Mango & Grapefruit Chicken Salad
- 2 chicken breasts, fat removed
- 1 pink grapefruit, peeled and segmented
- 1 ripe mango, chopped
- 1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
- Iceburg lettuce, washed and shredded
- Cucumber, chopped
- 2 spring onions, roughly chopped
- Cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
- 2 teaspoons So Easy Seasonings Greek blend
- Juice of 1 lime
- Preheat the oven 180°C fan.
- Season the chicken with the greek blend and place into an ovenproof dish.
- Roast the chicken for 20-25 minutes until the juices run clear.
- Prepare the salad by tossing all the remaining ingredients together leaving a small amount of the lime juice aside and divide between 2 bowls or plates.
- Slice the chicken and place on top of the salad (either enjoy the chicken hot or cold).
- Drizzle the remaining lime juice over the chicken and serve.