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Warm Turmeric Chicken, Lentil & Mint Salad

Warm Turmeric Chicken, Lentil & Mint Salad

This hearty, wholesome salad is guaranteed to make your house smell amazing and your mouth water!  The combination and variety of flavours, textures and colours makes for a perfect winter warming meal.

  • 500 g chicken breast, butterflied
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 pinch sea salt & black pepper

As an alternative to making the marinade, try Acropolis Organics Honey Garlic Turmeric Olive Oil

Lentil & Mint Salad

  • 2 cups (350g) dried green lentils or 2 cans of lentils, drained & rinsed
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh mint, leaves picked & chopped
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 avocado, stone removed & cubed
  • 2 oranges, peeled & cubed
  • 1 cup blueberries

Lemon Yogurt Dressing

  • 3 tbsp plain greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch sea salt & black pepper
  1. If you are cooking dried lentils, rinse lentils and place them in a large pot with 6 cups of water and a pinch of sea salt. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 20 minutes covered until soft. Drain and put aside.
  2. Make the marinade for the chicken by combining olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, turmeric, salt & pepper in a large bowl. Add the chicken to the marinade and coat well. Put the chicken aside to marinate for 15 minutes or more.
  3. In large bowl combine lentils, red wine vinegar and olive oil, stir through to combine well.
  4. Add mint, spinach, spring onions, avocado, orange and blueberries to the lentils and toss to combine.
  5. Place a frypan on medium-high heat, once it is hot add in the marinated chicken breast. Sear for a few minutes on each side then reduce the heat to medium and cover until cooked through.
  6. While the chicken cooks, whip together yogurt, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt & pepper in a small bowl.
  7. Once the chicken is cooked, removed from the pan onto a cutting board and slice into strips.
  8. Add chicken to the lentil & mint salad and drizzle with lemon yogurt dressing. Enjoy!

 Recipe sourced from Home - Acropolis Organics

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