Friday, 4 June 2010

Chicken celeriac salad... Mood = Summer salads (aka Diet)

So the summer is coming up if you have not noticed. Well here in London you wouldnt know any better. Its been raining non stop and the sky is still grey. I don't know how much i can take anymore. Well not much as I'm running away to Greece for about 2 weeks. So i am trying to lose weight as i have given up smoking about 2 weeks ago and have gained about 10 kilos. What a nightmare. I don't know what to do. I cant stop eating, biting my nails and fake smoking with my fingers! Sounds ridiculous right....

But i have to stop eating so much and am trying to cut down, as i have to look good and be healthy. I want to be a Greek Goddess on the islands of Mykonos and Santorini....Also my husband has fractured his knee and damaged his ACL and MCL and needs me to keep him in shape too.

I always always make this dish for my ladies lunches, as it has such wonderful flavours and very little fat. Celeriac is the root vegetable of celery and has this almost creamy crunchy texture and taste, and works so well with chicken and lovely mustard dressing. I used to make this with mayonnaise but changed to a Greek yogurt as it taste so much better and is obviously much healthier.

This goes down such a treat with everyone and i personally love it. It has everything you need in a salad, with a little twist. It couldn't be any simpler to make, and i suggest you try it. Very filling, very tasty and very different.

Recipe:

1 celeriac, peeled and julienned
4 chicken breasts
3T Greek yogurt
1T Dijon mustard
Lemon juice to taste
4T Olive oil
Bunch of parsley, chopped
2 Tomatoes, sliced in half moons
Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  • Peel cut and julienne your celeriac
  • Salt and pepper the chicken and grill them with a little oil and brown them. When they are ready, slice them into little strips and set aside.
  • Mix the yogurt, mustard, lemon and oil.
  • Add to the celeriac, add tomatoes, and parsley and mix.
  • Add the chicken slices and serve.

It should have a slight bite to it. I usually let my salad sit in the sauce for about 10 minutes to soften the celeriac. It also allows for the sauce to be absorbed.

Serve on a crisp fresh summers day, with friends, while not having a care in the world as you are taking your bite!

4 comments:

tasteofbeirut said...

Joudie
Where in Greece are you going? I am planning a little escapade in Greece too this summer from Beirut and I have no idea where to go!
Also I love this salad!
Are you on facebook? I started to use this and it is handy , I must say!

Magic of Spice said...

What a delightful salad, beautiful!

A SPICY PERSPECTIVE said...

Yes, this definitely puts me in the mood for summer! Amazing!

Joudie's Mood Food said...

Joumana, i am going all over. From Athens to tinos, Mykonos and santorini. Half honey moon, half girlie holiday. Is this the firt time you go to Greece. I will pm you on FB to give you more details.

MOS and ASP thanks for the comments and passing by. Lovely blogs for both of you. WIll be coming often for some tips and great recipes....