Recipe Category: Salads » Main Courses

Chicken and Apple Mint Salad

Tender slices of warm chicken fillet tossed with a gorgeous green salad of cos, rocket and mint with the crunch of green apple.

Serves: 4 as a main course
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 750g chicken fillets (skin on)
  • sea salt, as required
  • grated rind of 1 lime and juice of 2
  • 1/3 cup extra light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 large green apple, cut into matchstick strips
  • 2 tablespoons craisins* or pomegranate seeds
  • 1 baby cos lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup chopped roughly chopped mint leaves
  • 80g baby rocket leaves
  • 1 lebanese cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds
  • mint leaves, for garnish
Method

Season chicken with 1 tablespoon salt and allow to come to room temperature. Meanwhile, combine lime juice, oil, honey, 1 teaspoon salt, apple and craisins together and allow to stand. Chargrill chicken for 5-10 minutes on each side until cooked through and rest for 5 minutes. Toss lettuce, rocket, mint, cucumber, spring onions and half the almonds together with the apple mixture. Slice the chicken and layer chicken and salad into a serving bowl. Finish with grated lime rind, remaining almonds and extra mint leaves for garnish. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, if desired.

Tips

*Craisins are sweetened dried cranberries available in the dried fruit section of the supermarket. Chopped dried apricots can also be substituted.

Author: Naomi Crisante
Date Created: January 21, 2019