Monday, March 22, 2010

Chicken Salad with Pear & Honey dressing


I made chicken soup the other day, and every time I do, I end up with cooked chicken meat. So, on the next day, I decided that a salad was in order. It was sunny, not exactly warm but at least the snow was melting. And I made this. Simple, filling and very tasty. Use a really ripe pear for maximum flavor. Add some black pepper if you want a little bit of heat. I bet pecorino would be lovely instead of the parmesan, if you have some at hand.

Chicken Salad with Pear & Honey dressing
(printable recipe)
serves 2

Cooked chicken (about 1/2 small chicken)
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 yellow bell pepper
1/2 small red onion
75 g sugar snap peas
2 carrots
50 ml parmesan, coarsely grated
1 pear
1/2 lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp honey
flaky sea salt

Divide the chicken into bite-sized pieces, and clean off any skin and bones. Cut the peppers into strips, thinly slice the onion and clean the peas. Peel and cut the carrots into thin slices, about 1 mm thick.

For the dressing, peel and cut the pear into small dice. Mix with the juice from the lemon, olive oil, honey and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Cook the carrots for 3-4 minutes, and the peas for 2. Drain, and plunge into cool water to immediately stop the cooking. Drain and mix with all the other ingredients for the salad except for the cheese. Toss with the dressing, and top with the parmesan.

Recipe in Swedish:
Kycklingsallad med päron- och honungsdressing

1 comment:

mithu said...

mmmm...this sounds really good and perfect for my dietary needs as a long-distance runner!