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Roast Chicken, Avocado And Asparagus Salad ©

May 24, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one of my favourite  salads, made up from ingredients I happened to have one day in my kitchen and so I decided to try something new! Full of health and goodness and perfect for using up left over roast chicken or Turkey! Quick to make and a wonderful combination of flavours.

 

 

 

 

Roast Chicken, Avocado And Asparagus Salad ©

Easy

 

 

 

 

4 Persons

 

 

 

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

 

 

 

Ingredients

2 cups of broccoli florets

1 bunch of asparagus tips (10)

1 cup or more of bite sized pieces of roast chicken

1 avocado

1/2 Lemon juice

1 large carrot thinly sliced

1 bunch fresh coriander leaves

1 freshly sliced red chilli (optional)

1 thumb sized piece of fresh ginger finely grated

zest of lime finely grated. (To be gated just before serving.)

 

French Vinaigrette Dressing

1 tsp salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2-3 tsp dijon mustard ( only dijon!)

1 tbs vinegar or lemon juice

3-4 tbs olive oil

 

Method:

Make 1/2 an our before eating, so that it is really fresh!

1. Place medium sized saucepan, half filled with water onto boil. Add 1 tsp salt.

2. Wash vegetables and break broccoli into mouth sized florets and cut asparagus tips about 5 cm in length, discarding the lower stalks, or keep them for making asparagus soup!

3. Once the water boils add broccoli and asparagus and let them boil rapidly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, place in colander and refresh under cold running water. Leave five minutes to thoroughly drain.

4. Using left overs from your roast chicken or turkey, cut nice mouth sized pieces and place in the bottom of your salad bowl. Brown roasted skin included, if liked.

5. Peel and cut up your avocado into chunks, place on top of chicken. Now sprinkle with a little lemon juice, to stop avocado browning and add a little salt and freshly ground pepper. Peel and thinly slice carrot and add washed fresh coriander leaves.

6. Add to your salad bowl, your well drained broccoli and asparagus tips.

7. Finally de-seed chili and slice on the diagonal and peel and finely grate fresh ginger. Sprinkle these over your salad.

8. Make up dressing, by mixing the ingredients, in the order they are listed in a small bowl and pour over salad, just before serving. Toss just enough to mix ingredients. ( If you over toss, the ingredients will become broken up! )

9. Just before bringing your salad to the table grate over a little lime zest using the smallest holes of your grater. This needs to be done at the last minute, otherwise the zest browns!)

 

***** Cook’s Tip : Vegetables need to be crunchy, so don’t over boil them!

This salad is a wonderful combination of my favorite flavors!

 

Roast Chicken, Avocado And Asparagus Salad ©

This is what you are aiming for!

 

 

Roast Chicken, Avocado And Asparagus Salad ©

Using a medium sized saucepan, half fill with water, a tsp salt and bring to the boil.

 

Roast Chicken, Avocado And Asparagus Salad ©

Add you broccoli, which you have broken up into mouth sized florets and the tips of asparagus, about 5 cm long.

 

Roast Chicken, Avocado And Asparagus Salad ©

Cut up your cold roast chicken into mouth sized piece, skin included if liked and place in large salad bowl. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper.

 

Roast Chicken, Avocado And Asparagus Salad ©

Peel and cut avocado into chunks. and add to bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice and a little more salt and pepper.

 

Roast Chicken, Avocado And Asparagus Salad ©

Peel carrot and slice thinly. Add to salad, together with washed, fresh, coriander leaves.

Make up French dressing.

 

Roast Chicken, Avocado And Asparagus Salad ©

Mix gently, before adding your broccoli, asparagus, sliced chili and finely grated fresh ginger.

 

Roast Chicken, Avocado And Asparagus Salad ©

Drizzle with French dressing.

 

Roast Chicken, Avocado And Asparagus Salad ©

Mix all ingredients gently together, just enough for your dressing to coat ingredients.

 

 

 

Roast Chicken, Avocado And Asparagus Salad ©

Final result, perfect for a summer lunch or dinner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. November 26, 2016 8:45 pm

    Reblogged this on What's Cooking In Jane's Kitchen and commented:

    Avocado Season from my tree!!!

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