Thursday, June 27, 2013

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL SUMMER CHICKEN SALAD WITH CRANBERRIES


This is a perfect salad.
Let me tell you why.
It looks good and colorful. How the food looks is one of the first sensory criterias. The sight of this chicken salad makes your brain decide to eat it or not.
I guess it tells you to eat it :).
It is full of good protein, vegetables and herbs.
It makes your body happy and gives you right energy.
It makes you jump in a hot summer evening and scream :
"Life is beautiful"

Serves 2

Ingredients:
2 smaller chicken breast 
2 tbsp harissa or other chili sauce
2 cloves garlic/ pressed
pinch of salt
olive oil
2 avocados / chopped
1 spring onion / chopped
2 baby tomatoes
1/2 pomegranate
8 dryed cranberries
handful of chopped chives and basil leaves
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1/2 tbsp cherry vinegar
pinch of salt

Marinate chicken with harissa, garlic and salt.
In a large pan over medium heat cook the chicken in olive oil until golden brown on both sides.
Cool the chicken and cut in cubes.

In a bowl toss together chicken, avocado, spring onion, tomatoes, pomegranate, cranberries, chives and basil. Season with salt and add olive oil, balsamic and cherry vinegar. 


3 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful salad! Looks really good!

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  2. I could eat this salad everyday! Love the addition of the dried cranberries and the pomegranate with the chicken!

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