Harissa Chicken, Cucumber Ribbons & Orange Salad: Perfect Summer Meal

August 2, 2018

This article was written for Annabel & Grace, which is now part of Rest Less.

I do not want to spend any time in the kitchen in this heat so this meal, Harissa Chicken, Cucumber Ribbons & Orange Salad,  takes 20 minutes and is a lot more exciting and tasty than a plain chicken salad. Plus the turmeric is good for your immune system.

Harissa Chicken, Cucumber Ribbons & Orange Salad / summer salad

Harissa Chicken, Cucumber Ribbons & Orange Salad

Ingredients: serves 2
1/2 cucumber
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 lemon
1 orange
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp ground coriander
20g creamed coconut
2 tsp harissa paste
2 x 170g free-range chicken breasts
40g mixed salad leaves
60g radishes
80g quinoa

How to Prepare:
Boil a kettle. Slice the chicken breasts in half horizontally to create two thin fillets. Place the harissa paste in a bowl with one tablespoon of oil and a pinch of sea salt and black pepper. Add the chicken to this bowl and coat in the harissa.
Rinse the quinoa and add to a saucepan with 300ml of boiling water and a pinch of sea salt. Simmer for 15 mins, then drain.
Cut the ends off the half cucumber. Using a peeler, slice the cucumber into long thin ribbons. Thinly slice the radishes. Peel and slice the orange into segments.
Preheat a frying pan (or BBQ) on a medium heat and cook the chicken for five minutes each side until cooked through.
Meanwhile, to make a turmeric sauce; dissolve the creamed coconut in 30ml of boiling water and mix in the ground turmeric, a generous pinch of the ground coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Place the mixed leaves on two plates and top with the quinoa, cucumber ribbons, orange segments, sliced radishes and harissa chicken fillets. Drizzle over the turmeric sauce.

This recipe comes courtesy of Mindful Chef. There are many more delicious recipes on their website.

For more salad suggestions click HERE

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