Reader Recipe: Smoked chicken salad with pesto
You could win R500 by sending us your recipe, which we will test and photograph. This week's winner is Melissa Tait
I invented this easy, convenient recipe because I'm busy with my final year of a Bachelors in Civil Engineering and living in a commune, so pickings are slim and nobody wants to spend lots of time preparing or cleaning up afterwards. I like using smoked chicken in anything from salads and sandwiches to pies and pasta.
2 smoked chicken breasts, thinly sliced
300g green beans, steamed and drained
8 cherry tomatoes
8 baby potatoes, boiled and drained
1 onion, finely sliced
10ml (2 tsp) finely grated lemon zest
45ml (3 tbsp) lemon juice
125ml (½ cup) ready-made coriander pesto
45ml (3 tbsp) sunflower oil
Toss chicken, beans, tomatoes, potatoes and onions in a glass bowl. Whisk the dressing ingredients together until well combined and pour over the salad. Toss lightly, cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.
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