Saturday, June 19, 2010

Chicken-Pistachio Salad

Just for curiosity, I tried and did the exact recipe of Chicken-Pistachio Salad from South Beach Diet specially the dressing, I like it! The dressing is easy to do, just mix all the ingredients needed and blend it, that's it. But the chicken mixture, it took me a long time to prepare. First, I don't have ground pistachio nuts, so I have to shell manually, then blended it in a blender to become powder. Nevertheless, it's worth. It's good!

For the salad
1/2 cup shelled pistachio nuts, finely ground
1/2 + 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon  + 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup diced sweet white onion
1 head romaine lettuce

For the dressing
1 teaspoon grated sweet onion
1 large ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
3 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon water

To make the salad
Preheat the oven (oven toaster) to 220°C. In a plate, mix the nuts, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Press the chicken into the nuts. In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and cook the coated chicken breast, 2 minutes per side. Place the chicken breasts in the a baking dish and bake for 15 minutes or until cook.
In a pan, heat the remaining tablespoon of oil. Add onion, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper. Cook until the onion is browned.

To make the dressing
Puree onion, avocado, oil, lime juice, and water in a blender.
Place bite size lettuce in a plate. Slice the chicken breasts and arrange on top of the lettuce. Serve with the dressing.
Happy Saturday!


Mary said...

Lani, this sounds delicious. It's nice to have recipes that are good for you as well as tasty. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

☺lani☺ said...

Thanks Mary! Have a great weekend ahead...

Angie's Recipes said...

Lani, the avocado dip and chicken salad are perfect together! A perfect weekend lunch for me.

Have a wonderful weekend.

☺lani☺ said...

Thanks Angie! Happy Weekend as well!

Belle said...

Thank for your delicious entry Lani. Have a luscious weekend! :-)


☺lani☺ said...

Thanks Belle, happy weekend!

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