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Smoked chicken, potato and feta salad recipe

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    Quick lunch

The simplest pasta dish or bowl of boiled potatoes can be transferred by this green sauce, which is vibrant and full of fresh, zingy flavour.

  • 300-400g baby potatoes (halve larger ones before cooking)
  • 1 smoked chicken breast, shredded or sliced
  • ¼ telegraph cucumber, diced
  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • 100g mesclun lettuce leaves
  • 3-4 tbsp GREEN SAUCE
  • 50g feta cheese

GREEN SAUCE (makes 1 cup)

  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
  • ¼ cup fresh herbs, chopped – basil, thyme, rosemary, mint etc
  • 1 tsp lemon zest, finely grated
  • 1 tsp flaky sea salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  1. To make the green sauce, in a food processor or blender, combine garlic, spinach, herbs, lemon zest and salt. Pulse until finely chopped. Add ¼ cup warm water and blend well, gradually adding oil in a stream until the sauce is bright green and smooth. Store in a jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.
  2. Cook potatoes until just tender, drain and toss with shredded smoked chicken, cucumber, red onion and mesclun leaves.
  3. Arrange on a platter and spoon over the green sauce. Top with crumbled feta.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See

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