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June 15, 2015

Chicken Parma and Avocado Salad

Chicken Parma and Avocado Salad

I hope you are not fed up {pun intended !} of all the salad recipes I share lately. Today I have a recipe for a Chicken Parma and Avocado Salad which I have to list at the top of all my favorites ever.

The salad is perfect for lunch and filling enough to serve for dinner as well. You might want to add a nice, fresh, crusty dinner roll, but other than that, your dinner is sorted.

You can use either Parma Ham or Black Forest as both of these gourmet deli meats go very well with the Chicken and the rest of the ingredients.

Chicken Parma and Avocado Salad

We are all huge Avocado lovers and I actually have a small bowl with some extra Avocado cubes when I serve this Chicken Salad or any other salad with Avocado. My family reckons I do not add enough, and I tend to agree with them, but visually, I like any food in general, to have a sort of balance, if you know what I mean?

I also never toast Cashew Nuts as Cheri and I just love the raw Cashews and eat them by the handfuls during the day. If you prefer toasted, go for it !

Feinschmecker (Pty)Ltd
(photo by Linda Nortje)

I have recently won a fantastic Gourmet Deli Meat Hamper from FEINSCHMECKER (Pty)Ltd and to a food blogger this is an awesome prize ! Just think of everything you can create and there are even one or two items which I have never bought or eaten before.

This is not an affiliated post, other than that I won, via a competition, received the Hamper free of charge - I love Feinschmecker's meats and we actually buy ready-cooked Eisbein's from them regularly. They deliver all over most of South-Africa and the branch (Head Office) closest to us, is only 3 minutes away.

If you are a South-African reader, residing in the country, I strongly recommend you checking out their site and you can see for yourself what is available as well as any other information you need - they also supply meats to a select few deli's and supermarkets.

The pre-cooked, marinated Ribs are also out of this world tasty and tender and only needs a quick heat through on the BBQ {or in the oven}



Chicken Parma and Avocado Salad

Now, as I mentioned, this Chicken Parma and Avocado Salad can be made using Parma ham which I normally do, but well, since I received a packet of Smoked Black Forest Ham in my Hamper, I decided to use that instead. Totally delicious !

This salad has such delicious flavors and textures, it is quite a treat actually and if you use rotisserie Chicken or any leftover cooked Chicken, the salad is done within minutes. A quick, filling lunch or dinner on a hot night in a jiffy.


Chicken Parma and Avocado Salad



4 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

2 Handfuls Mixed Herb Salad Leaves
3 Chicken Fillets, cooked, cubed
1/2 cup Feta Cheese, cubed or crumbled
1 Avocado, peeled, stoned and cubed
10 Slices Parma Ham   {or Black Forest Ham}
1/2 cup Cashew Nuts

Dressing:

1 TB Balsamic Vinegar
2 TB Olive Oil
1/2 TB Honey
1 t Dijon Mustard
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Arrange the Salad Leaves on a serving platter - toss together the Chicken, Feta, Avo and Parma Ham - scoop over the Salad Leaves - sprinkle over the Cashew Nuts.
2.) Combine the Dressing ingredients - whisk well - drizzle over the Salad.

Serve for lunch or as a light dinner with a crusty dinner roll on the side.

Chicken Parma and Avocado Salad

3 comments:

  1. This looks delicious Linda! I do love Parma and black forest ham! Looking forward to trying this!

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  2. How lucky you are to have all those awesome Deli meat choices! This salad sounds fantastic, such a great blend of flavors! Love parma!!!

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  3. Congrats on your win!! :) And what an awesome prize! This salad sounds outta bounds good! I love everything about it - and since it's rather warm here in Phoenix now, we are eating a lot of salads!

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