This tasty salad is perfect for a luncheon or light supper
and is always welcomed at a pot-luck occasion. The
dressing is simple but adds a flavoursome boost to a few simple ingredients. The bhuja mix is crunchy and gives this salad an edge.
- 1 cup thick and creamy mayonnaise
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 2-3 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup mango chutney
- 3 cups cooked, cooled rice
- 70g baby spinach leaves
- ¼ cup sliced dried apricots
- 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
- Small handful fresh mint leaves, roughly torn
- 1 smoked chicken breast, skin removed
- ½ cup bhuja Indian snack mix or crispy noodles
- In a medium jug or bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, curry powder, lemon juice and chutney. Use a little water to thin to a pouring consistency. Chill until ready to serve.
- In a large bowl, toss together the rice, spinach, apricots, almonds and mint leaves, then arrange on a large platter.
- Slice the chicken breast into thin slices on the angle and arrange on top of the rice salad. Drizzle with the dressing and garnish with the buhja mix.
Take a look at chicken salad with brie and toasted almonds here.
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 www.jowilcox.co.nzmore of this author