Friday, 9 August 2013

Chicken, french bean and almond salad...

...Not your average salad. Its tasty, healthy, quick, easy, and satisfying. With only three ingredients.

Its summer and that means lots of salad, which is of course good for you, but we don't want to get salad fatigue, so its good to mix it up.

It doesn't have to be done with chicken, ham or mackerel work well too.This recipe was taken from River Cottage Everyday.

The recipe serves 2.

The Ingredient
200g french beans (or green beans) trimmed
A large handful of blanched almonds
200g cold shredded cooked chicken

The dressing
1/2 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tsp cider vinegar
1/2 tsp honey
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper

The Method
Cook the french beans in a saucepan or boiling water for 3-5 minutes, until tender but not too soft.

Drain and rinse under cold water, pat dry.

Scatter the almonds in a dry frying pan and toast on a medium heat for a few minutes, shaking the pan occasionally, until golden brown. Leave to cool.

Whisk together all the dressing ingredients.

Put the beans, chicken and almonds in bowls and toss.

Drizzle over the dressing and toss again.

Tuck in!

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