Grilled Chicken Salad with Smoked Almond & Parsley Pesto

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If you are a long term reader of Fuss Free Cooking, I don’t need to tell you how much I love chicken. Since it is salad weather over here in Australia, I have been obsessing with salad. Chicken salad to exact.  To make salad making even more delightful, I had great luck in sourcing local fresh lettuce leaves from my favourite providores of gourmet local food, A Slice of Orange and super sweet grape tomatoes from Harris Farm Market. I get excited over little things in life, like getting my hands on almost freckle free lettuce leaves, as if it is freshly picked from my imaginary garden or the beautiful charred lines of grilled chicken or croutons in salad. Yes, croutons, the crispy tiny gold bread nuggets which bring the crunch and wow factor to a salad.

To further compliment the fresh vegetables, a homemade pesto was in order. As I would love to grill the chicken over a barbeque to give the smoky flavour, I thought I would get the smokiness from somewhere else which came in the form of smoked almonds which brings me to this smoked almond and parsley pesto.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Smoked Almond & Parsley Pesto | www.fussfreecooking.com
Grilled Chicken Salad with Smoked Almond & Parsley Pesto | www.fussfreecooking.com

Grilled Chicken Salad with Smoked Almond & Parsley Pesto | www.fussfreecooking.com

Grilled Chicken Salad with Smoked Almond & Parsley Pesto | www.fussfreecooking.com

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2 Responses to Grilled Chicken Salad with Smoked Almond & Parsley Pesto
  1. abby @ thingsforboys
    December 21, 2013 | 3:50 am

    I made this pesto last night and had it on pasta. It was yummy but not as smoky as I was expecting.

    • Emily
      December 21, 2013 | 12:10 pm

      It was not super smoky, probably the garlic drowned the smokiness a little. Thanks for the feedback, Abby! :)

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