Since my husband is growing some lovely fresh lettuce varieties in our terrace garden, I have been spoiled for choice with crackling fresh lettuce leaves for my salad and sandwiches. This recipe is a simple Chicken and lettuce salad that is extremely versatile and has a light extra virgin olive oil dressing. You may substitute chicken with cottage cheese or any other meat depending upon your personal preference. I used grilled chicken for this one. It is a great recipe to utilize leftover grilled chicken from your barbecues.
Makes 4 satisfying servings
A head of fresh lettuce leaves ( I leave them whole) washed and dried
1 Chicken breast grilled and shredded
Some cherry tomatoes halved (again from my garden. You may use normal ripe tomatoes sliced)
1 medium onion sliced (love the crunch)
Some roasted nuts like almonds or walnuts sliced
For the dressing
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic vinegar or lime juice — 2 tbsp.
Chilli flakes 1/2 tsp.
2-3 flakes garlic crushed and minced
Some lemon or orange zest
1 tsp. palm sugar or jaggery grated
Salt to taste
Recipe: Mix together all the ingredients of the dressing. Lightly mix and keep it to chill in the fridge. Add all the ingredients of the salad together. Keep chilled. Just before serving add the dressing and toss together. This is a fresh and healthy chicken salad with fresh vegetables that can easily be made a meal of . You may add any other vegetable that you like. Peppers (green or red) and sweet corn also go well in this recipe. Enjoy!