Roast Chicken & Lentils Salad with Garlic-Tahini-Yoghurt Dressing

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I have been spending a good amount of effort in working on my brownies recipe for the last few days. After baking a couple of trays of brownies, all I can say that I am all “brownied out” for the moment ha! On that note, I have been  easy on the cooking side of things, case in point the above lazy dinner which I made for dinner tonight. As I was editing the photos, I was surprised how well they turned out.  Salad is such a photogenic dish, don’t you think?  It makes me feel good by just looking at it!

So my dear friends, when you feel like glamm’n up a salad using a store-bought roast chook, here is what you can do:-

  1. Bulk up with quinoa, couscous, lentils or chickpeas. They add substance to a salad instantly, thus you feel full after eating salad as the main meal.
  2. Everyone loves a colourful dish. Don’t be afraid to add vegetables and herbs which vary in colours and hues. For this salad, lentils on its own is rather plain. So I added speckles of green with peas and parsley. Lightly charred red onion is also an amazing addition as well as perfect for people who dislike raw onion.
  3. Make your own quick dressing if possible. Look around your pantry and fridge, you may already have the ingredients required for a spectacular dressing. I had plain yoghurt, tahini, lime and garlic on hand and they spelled delicious creamy dressing to me, no?
  4. Last but not least, texture. It will make or break a salad, I reckon. No one likes a soggy salad. Distract your palate by adding a little crunch and crisp in your salad. It could be homemade croutons i.e. dicing some stale bread, drizzle with olive oil and bake in the oven until golden brown and crunchy. Alternatively, it can be crisp vegetables like celery, carrots, capsicum or for this salad, cucumber.

 

Roast Chicken & Lentils Salad with Garlic-Tahini Dressing | www.fussfreecooking.com
Roast Chicken & Lentils Salad with Garlic-Tahini Dressing | www.fussfreecooking.com
Roast Chicken & Lentils Salad with Garlic-Tahini Dressing | www.fussfreecooking.com

Le Cruset Omelet Pan c/o Kitchenware Superstore

Roast Chicken & Lentils Salad with Garlic-Tahini Dressing | www.fussfreecooking.com

Roast Chicken & Lentils Salad with Garlic-Tahini Dressing | www.fussfreecooking.com

 

Roast Chicken & Lentils Salad with Garlic-Tahini Dressing | www.fussfreecooking.com

Do you make roast chicken salad at home? I’d love to hear what’s your go-to  ingredients conbination?

xx Emily :)

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One Response to Roast Chicken & Lentils Salad with Garlic-Tahini-Yoghurt Dressing
  1. Helen (Grab Your Fork)
    November 14, 2013 | 12:33 pm

    Oh I’ve been obsessed with making garlic yoghurt for grilled meats lately but hadn’t thought to add tahini too! Great idea for salad.

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