Fattoush-esque Chicken salad
This absolute beauty is my fattoush-esque chicken salad. Lettuce, cucumber, parsley, orange and pomegranate, topped with some warm roast chicken and some pitta chips. An olive oil and pomegranate dressing finishes this off an absolute treat. I often use rotisserie chicken for this, and shop-bought pita chips, which makes it a really quick midweek tea. A delicious mix of sweet and tangy. This is yum, full of goodness, light but filling. It's just as perfect as a lighter alternative after the indulgence of Christmas as it is on a warm summer's day.
As a plus, it's yummy with leftover turkey too! 1 roast chicken, cooled and shredded, or 4-6 cooked chicken breasts 1 iceberg or 2 cos lettuce 1 cucumber chopped 1 carrot julienne or thick grated Handful of fresh parsley leaves roughly chopped 1 orange, skin and pith removed and cut into rough chunks 1 cup pomegranate seeds Pitta chips (if you can't find pita chips any croutons will do) For the dressing: 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 lemons worth of juice 1 teaspoon of honey 1/2 teaspoon sumac 1 – Mix all the salad dressing ingredients together 2 – In a large bowl add the cucumber, lettuce, carrot, parsley, half the pomegranate seeds and orange, then drizzle over half of the dressing and toss to coat. 3 – Top with the chicken, pita chips and the rest of the pomegranate seeds and enjoy! Addition – I like to add some toasted pine nuts or almonds to the top of this for a bit of extra crunch and texture! Yep That simple.