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Chicken n’ Salsa Salad

A great summery salad that comes together quickly when you have some cooked chicken on hand. You can make your own tomato salsa or pico de gallo style blend or use a few spoons from a jar of your favourite local salsa to add a little zip and zing to the salad and create an interesting sauce at the same time.


Crunchy corn chips or crackers are a great accompaniment; adding black beans makes this salad a little more substantial.

  • Serves3 - 4
  • Cooks in
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • High Fibre

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  • Low Carb

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adds to shopping list

  • 2 cooked chicken breasts
  • 8 cups salad greens
  • 1 carrot - thinly sliced
  • 1 radish | kohlrabi - thin slice
  • 1 shallot | ½ red onion - thin sliced
  • ½ cup fresh herbs*
  • 4 tbsp pumpkin seeds


  • ½ cup jar bought salsa
  • OR
  • 2 tomatoes - finely diced
  • ¼ onion - finely diced
  • 1 mild pepper - finely diced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice | vinegar
  • ½ tsp salt + pepper



Chicken n’ Salsa Salad


SLICE, dice, or shred cooked chicken.


SALAD GREENS wash and spin salad leaves. Thinly slice carrot + radish + shallot and chop herbs.


PLATE salad ingredients divide evenly between plates and top with sliced chicken.


SPOON over salsa and garnish with pumpkin seeds and a sprinkle of sea salt or dulse flakes.


SALSA – chop all the ingredients finely and mix them together in a bowl and season to taste.

Serving Ideas for a Mexican Vibe
add 2 cups black beans – divide evenly between plates
add avocado wedges + fresh lime
with corn chips or crackers on the side
add cheese or corn

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*HERBS add fresh basil, cilantro, chives, garlic chives, parsley, dill, chervil – or a combination.


SWAP SALSA for guacamole, sour cream, balsamic glaze, mayonnaise, Amazing Tangy Sauce, Gochujang Miso Tahini Sauce, or your favourite mustard or vinaigrette mix.


ADD vegetables to the salad, such as cucumber, radish, corn, cherry tomatoes, celery, scallions, peppers, and avocado.


ADD PICKLES or SAUERKRAUT anything you like finely chopped – classics, kimchi, red cabbage, and beet sauerkraut.


SWAP PUMPKIN SEEDS for sunflower seeds or nuts like almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios or pecans.

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