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Recipe: Strawberry and chicken salad

Strawberries are a sweet treat in my weekly shop but they need to be used up quickly! Think beyond the delicious desserts and try this savoury salad recipe by Aldi.

Accompany some fresh grilled chicken, crunchy spinach leaves, avocado and a sprinkling of feta with a handful of chopped strawberries and watch the flavours explode on your palette. The strawberries offer a sweet and sharp edge, bringing the rest of the ingredients to life, making this savoury sensation the perfect lunchtime dish.

Ingredients

400g Fresh Scottish Strawberries

1 x 375g pack Scottish Mini Chicken Fillets

100g Scottish Vintage Cheddar

Romaine lettuce heart

80g Watercress or Spinach leaves

2 Avocados

4 sticks Celery

1 x 150g pack Sweet Mini Peppers

½ Cucumber

Juice ½ Lemon

15ml Balsamic Vinegar

Pinch Chilli Powder

Sea Salt and Black Pepper

50ml Olive Oil, plus a little extra for frying

Method

Wash, hull and chop 100g strawberries.

Put them into a food processor along with the lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil and the chilli powder.

Season with a little salt and some black pepper, then process until smooth.

Wash the lettuce – dry and shred.

In a large salad bowl add the lettuce along with the watercress or spinach.

Wipe the celery, chop and add to the salad.

Slice the cucumber and add to the salad.

Cut the peppers in half lengthways, remove any seeds, slice and add to the salad.

Cut the avocado in half lengthways, remove the stone, scoop out the flesh and slice, then gently toss with the salad.

Wash, hull and slice the remaining strawberries and add these.

Sauté the chicken strips in a frying pan in some olive oil until cooked through.

Crumble the cheese.

Add the warm chicken strips and the crumbled cheese.

Drizzle over the dressing and serve.

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