Nutritious Salad – Bowl Of Goodness


A grilled chicken salad with green apple and fresh herbs tossed to perfection


For the base of the salad: Assorted lettuce leaves- 1 cup

For the body of the salad:  Boneless chicken breasts- 300 gms (For the marinade on the chicken: Olive oil 1 tsp, salt and pepper, 2 tbsp lime juice, ½ tsp crushed cumin seeds. Apply on the chicken breasts and keep aside for 10 min, using a griller or pan cook chicken breasts on both sides for 6 to 8 min, slice and keep aside).
Green apple- 1, cut into slices/wedges
Cherry tomatoes- 6 to 8 cut into halves

For the dressing of the salad: 2tbsp olive oil, 1tbsp honey, 2tbsp lime juice, ½ tsp crushed black pepper, fresh mint leaves 6 to 8, fresh basil leaves 6 to 8, ½tsp chaat masala

For the garnish of the salad:  Fresh herbs 2 tbsp, sunflower seeds/sliced, almonds 1tbsp


  1. Prepare all the ingredients for the salad as per the list
  2. Place the lettuce leaves in chilled water
  3. Prepare the dressing in a jar and shake well
  4. Combine the body and dressing well and toss
  5. Arrange the leaves on a salad plate
  6. Portion the salad and garnish, serve immediately

Chefs Variations:

  1. Try using boiled or grilled prawns in this salad as a variation
  2. Grilled cottage cheese can be used for the vegetarians
  3. For the dressing try using a blend of fresh basil with olive oil and nuts with a little ginger juice for a varied dressing

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A passionate, committed, and competent chef who was awarded the prestigious Bharat Vidya Ratan Award received in 2019 and the Best Chef Asia award received in February 2020, the field of culinary and hospitality education. He has worked with the Taj group of hotels and Kuwait Airways, is considered to be a culinary guru, mentor, and has been an academician in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. He has a few books to his credit like Arabic cookery, Filipino Cookery, 100 ways with Fusion Foods, Lockdown Cooking, Quarantine Memories with Food, and the most awaited Life of a Hotel Management Student. He says "I want to be known as one who could always do something different with a touch of class and a twist of taste".