Tag Archives: Salads

Healthy Chicken Caesar Salad

Everyone loves a Caesar salad but they can often be a not so healthy alternative when piled with fatty dressing. This one is a lighter version with wholegrain croutons. Crack the egg on top and let the yolk flow through the salad- YUM!!!

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
500g chicken tenderloins, sliced into 3 pieces
2 rashers bacon, chopped
2 slices wholegrain bread, crusts removed and diced
1 egg
2 tablespoons low fat yoghurt
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 anchovies, very finely diced
1 lemon juice
freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 cos lettuce
freshly grated parmesan cheese, to serve

  1. Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add chicken, bacon and bread and cook for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden.
  3. Swirl boiling water with a spoon to form a whirlpool and slowly add in egg. Cook for 1 minute. Drain.
  4. Mix together yoghurt, mustard, anchovies, lemon juice and pepper until well combined.
  5. Place lettuce in a salad bowl. Top with chicken, bacon  and croutons and drizzle over dressing. Place poached egg on top and garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese if desired.

Serves 4

Sweet Lime and Chicken Salad

Spring has sprung so it’s time to start eating a little lighter. This is a lovely quick and easy light salad with a sweet lime dressing that will make you wanting more. Perfect for lunch or a light low carb dinner.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
2 baby cos lettuces
1 avocado, sliced
1 tomato, cut into wedges
100g green beans, topped, tailed and blanched
1 BBQ chicken, skin removed and meat shredded
1/3 cup coriander leaves
juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoons caster sugar
1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts

  1. Place lettuce, avocado, tomato, beans, chicken and coriander in a large bowl.
  2. Mix together lime juice and sugar and pour over salad.
  3. Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve immediately.

Serves 4

Note: To blanch is to immerse in boiling water for approximately 30 seconds and then to refresh under cold water.

Nutrition information/ Per serve
Calories: 317 Fat: 12.59g Carbs: 14.05g Fibre: 7.97g Sugars: 3.92g Protein: 36.85

Spiced Chicken Salad

Here’s a great recipe that is one of my favourites and is fast and fresh. I also like to use the sea salt and lime on my everyday salads for a nice fresh and healthy dressing. Hope you all love it!!! As spring is approaching fast- there will be plenty more fresh and healthy salad style recipes coming soon. ENJOY. Continue reading