Amelia Freer (FdSc, Dip ION) is one of the UK’s leading Nutritional Therapists and healthy eating experts. She is also an internationally best selling author with her fourth book, Simply Good For You, recently released.
Here we publish the recipe for her nutritious chicken, cauliflower & pistachio salad from her new book. Perfect for lazy summer lunches and using up those lunchbox left overs…
Chicken, cauliflower & pistachio salad
I sometimes roast chicken specifically to make this salad. It is that good. Every mouthful is exciting
- 150g leftover roast chicken pieces
- 30g pistachios, roughly chopped
- 1 bag of watercress (60g)
- 1 x 280g jar of artichoke hearts, drained of their oil
- 2 spring onions, sliced
- 2–3 large florets of cauliflower (approx. 150g), chopped
- pomegranate seeds (optional)
- For the dressing*
- 2 tablespoons plain yoghurt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 6 fresh mint leaves, or
- 1 teaspoon dried mint
- juice of ½ a lemon
- a generous pinch of sea salt
Blend all the dressing ingredients together using a stick blender.
Mix all the salad ingredients together.
To pack your lunchbox, add half the dressing to the bottom of each box, then tumble the salad on top. Shake well before eating.
*tip: If you’re short on time, this is also lovely just drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, with a generous squeeze of lemon and a pinch of sea salt.
Simply Good For You by Amelia Freer is out now (Michael Joseph, £22)
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Amelia fervently believes that we can all achieve improved health and well-being by electing to eat the right foods. A well nourished body is stronger and more resilient and better able to face the challenges of modern day life and it need not be complicated. Keeping it simple is key. Good nutrition is, first and foremost, a celebration of food.