My friend and colleague ordered a salad from Freshmenu recently. I, as always, took a bite. I loved it so much that I attempted to replicate it. Must say, not too shabby. Only downside is that this isn’t a quick fix salad. The chicken has to be cooked, onions have to be caramelized, and I have to be patient. Still, worth the wait.
Boneless chicken breast – 1, cut into slices
Chilli garlic paste – 1 tbsp OR 1 tsp garlic paste with 1 tsp chilli powder
Honey – 1 tsp
Onions – 1 medium, sliced
Bell peppers – 1
French beans – a handful cut in half
Lettuce – handful torn into bite size pieces
Olive oil – 1 tbsp
Sugar – a pinch
Salt – to taste
Marinate chicken in the chilli garlic paste for an hour or till you go on with prepping the rest of the salad.
Saute the onions in olive oil on a hot pan.
Sprinkle sugar and salt and let it caramelize.
Once the onions turn brown, take it off the heat and keep aside.
In the same pan toss the beans and sliced bell peppers to roast a little.
Saute for 5 minutes and take it off the pan.
Add another tbsp of olive oil to the pan and tip the chicken in and let it cook for 6-7 mins.
Arrange the lettuce, bell peppers and caramelized onions in a bowl and top with chicken.
To a 1/2 cup plain yoghurt, add finely chopped mint leaves, coriander and dill, along with chilli powder or paprika. I also added a dash of honey. Mix well and serve with salad.