Salad Meals
Esgee's Kitchen

Salad Meals


Salads are here to stay. They can be made with a wide variety of ingredients. Arrangement, color and flavor are crucial in a good salad. In fact, the goodness of a whole meal can be packed into a salad. Here are 3 salad meals for you to try out.

1. Chicken Delight

This salad combines shredded chicken with a variety of vegetables in a curd based dressing.

Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking: 1 hour

  • 500 grams cooked and shredded chicken
  • 100 grams cooked green peas
  • 100 grams broccoli blanched
  • 100 grams carrots cubed
  • 200 grams potatoes cooked and cubed
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey/ jiggery syrup
  • ¼ tsp curry powder
  • Green coriander/ parsley for garnishing
  • Salt and pepper

Place chicken, walnuts and vegetables in a salad bowl. Beat together curd, lemon juice, honey, salt, pepper and curry powder. Pour this over the chicken mix and allow to stand for at least an hour. Refrigerate. Garnish and serve.

PS. Vegetarians may like to replace the chicken with paneer/ tofu in the recipe.

2. Chicken and Avocado Salad

Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes

  • 2 chicken breasts cooked and cut into pieces
  • 100 grams ham cut into strips
  • 100 grams cheese crumbled
  • 1 lettuce head separated
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 tomatoes chopped into small pieces
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2-3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • Salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar

Rub the garlic on the serving plate/ bowl. Next place the lettuce leaves as base. Arrange chicken, avocado, tomato and ham on this. Sprinkle the crumbled cheese. Add salt, sugar and pepper powder. Chill in refrigerator for half an hour. Serve with mayonnaise.

3. Seafood Rice Salad

Prep time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes

  • 200 grams cooked rice
  • 200 grams prawns/ shrimps/ tuna chunks [washed and cooked]
  • 1 green chilli sliced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup onions chopped and dunked in vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Place rice, chili prawns and onions together in a bowl/plate. Whisk mayo, lemon juice, salt and pepper together. Pour over salad and keep covered for 15 minutes. Chill. Garnish with parsley and serve.