Chicken and Raspberry Salad

July 21, 2014

Summer is here, the sun is shining and the schools are off. Summer is a time for long lazy days, rediscovering the garden and having days out. Recently the weather has been really warm. It is lovely to have sunshine but I always find that I am never very hungry when it is warm. On hot days a salad always goes down well. They are light and refreshing and perfect on a sunny day.

Recently I have been trying to think of ideas to use up the raspberries in my garden. The sunny weather has brought an abundance of raspberries, I am picking loads of them every day. I love raspberries and am happy to eat them straight off the cane. I have also been baking with them, I tried Edd Kimber’s Mixed Berry Traybake which was gorgeous. I also came up with Raspberry and Elderflower nests which are a lovely summery dessert. I did wonder if I could add them into a salad to add a burst of flavour and this weekend I tried a Chicken and Raspberry salad.
Chicken and raspberry salad
For the salad leaves I used a pack of Florette Duo Lambs lettuce and ruby chard. I find these bags of salad very handy for adding a variety of leaves to a salad without having loads left. One bag is perfect for two or three people. I mixed the salad leaves with red onion, raspberries and barbecue chicken slices and mixed it up to create a colourful salad. For the dressing I made a mustard and tarragon salad dressing and added it over the top.
Chicken and raspberry saladI have to admit I was really pleased with this colourful salad, the bite of the red onions complemented the sweetness of the raspberries perfectly. The chicken added a little flavour and the salad dressing brought out the flavour of the leaves. The chicken and raspberry salad would also be lovely served as a side dish at a barbecue as well as making an ideal light main dish on a hot day.

Chicken and raspberry salad

Chicken and Raspberry Salad

Author Alison

Ingredients

  • 225 g barbecue chicken slices
  • 200 g raspberries
  • 1 red onion
  • bag of florette lambs lettuce and red chard
  • For the dressing
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh tarragon chopped
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • black pepper

Instructions

  • Chop the red onion into small pieces.
  • In a bowl mix together the chicken, salad leaves, raspberries and onion slices.
  • In a jug mix together the ingredients for the dressing.
  • Pour over the salad to taste.
Disclosure: I was sent a recipe book, apron and voucher to buy some Florette in order to try it out.

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18 responses to “Chicken and Raspberry Salad”

  1. Zoe says:

    Very nice. I love salads with fruit in, they make a really good packed lunch. I also like to add some crunchy texture such as nuts or croutons or broken up crispy noodles.

  2. This looks really good. I can be a bit funny about fruit in salads but I’m trying to overcome that as I think I’m missing out!

  3. Danielle L says:

    This looks like a perfect summer salad – both the flavour and colour combinations. I love the name of your blog too – very cute!

  4. Mummy of Two says:

    I would never have thought of putting raspberries into a salad but that looks delicious!

  5. Mel says:

    What a nice combination of sweet and savoury flavours!

  6. I love the combination of meat and fruit in salads – crispy lardons and nectarines are brilliant over a fresh salad!

  7. Galina V says:

    What a beautiful summery salad! Love the combination of meat with berries.

  8. Julie's Family Kitchen says:

    I love the colours in this salad, it looks so vibrant and bright. It sounds just perfect to eat in this summer heat.

  9. I love the colours on this – it looks so fresh and yum! Thanks for linking up to #recipeoftheweek – sorry I’m a bit late over! Have Pinned this post and scheduled in a tweet. New linky just went live for this week 🙂 x

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