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Chicken Salad with Carrot and Apple Relish

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Categories: Low-fat, Quick to fix, Snacks
Type: Salads

Apples make this healthy chicken salad a little sweet and absolutely delicious.

Prep Time: 15M

Serves: Serves 3-4

Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots
  • 2 sweet red eating apples
  • 2 preserved lemons, finely chopped
  • small handful of golden raisins
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 handfuls of fresh spinach leaves, rinsed
  • 12oz (350g) leftover roast chicken, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted (see Cook's Notes)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
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Directions:

  1. To make the carrot and apple relish, coarsely grate the carrots into a bowl. Quarter and core the apples, and grate into the bowl with the carrot. Add the preserved lemons and raisins, and mix together. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Lay the spinach leaves in a large shallow salad bowl, and top with the chicken and pine nuts. When ready to serve, drizzle with the olive oil and lemon juice, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt. Serve with the carrot and apple relish.
Tips:
  • Toast the pine nuts in a small dry frying pan: heat gently for a couple of minutes, tossing frequently, until they turn golden, but watch carefully because they can quickly burn.

excerpted from:

Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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