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Smoked Chicken Salad with Passion fruit salad dressing

Posted on March 4, 2014 by in Chicken, salads

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Smoked chicken has become a stock item in my fridge, because it is so versatile! I can whip up a sandwich in no time and have you ever added chopped smoked chicken to  your standard tomato pasta sauce ….. it is delicious!

Smoked chicken is relatively cheap to buy, but making your own smoked chicken is even better. Try this easy way of smoking chicken with Rooibos tea! The processed cold meats and polonies are stuffed with additives and preservatives and I try and avoid it as far as possible, so for me smoked chicken is a delicious and healthy alternative.

My favorite  salad combination at the moment is some kind of meat or cheese with fruit. I love the sweet/salty combination and if you add a tangy salad dressing to go with it, it is a complete meal for me! Smoked chicken pairs beautifully with so many fruits… figs, plums, strawberries and even grapes. If you need that little extra to bulk up the meal or if you have men in the house who frown upon “only a salad” for dinner, serve this delicious salad in a wrap of pita bread or serve your salad on a thick slice of whole wheat bread. I have never tried it, but I think you could even add a cup or two of cooked pasta screws to make a lovely smoked chicken pasta salad.

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I prepared this salad for a series of videos that we are making for the cool website Mumspiration! I do the food section, but their are also beauty, childcare, decor and much much more! I seriously hope you will try it while it is still summer and all the lovely summer fruits and berries are available. You can use whatever summer fruits are available to you!

For a video version of this delicious salad, visit here!

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Smoked Chicken Salad with Passion Fruit dressing

serves 4


4 smoked chicken breasts

1 small pillow bag butter lettuce

1 small pillow bag baby salad leaves

fresh fruit such as strawberries, gooseberies, blue berries, nectatines etc.

100 g Fairview feta

1 or 2 avocados

Passionfruit Salad Dressing

Ingredients – makes 300 ml

1 small tin passion fruit pulp
250 ml vegetable oil(olive oil is too pungent)
juice and zest of 1 lemon and 1 orange
15 ml chopped mint
2 tbs white balsamic vinegar
15 ml honey
salt to taste


Blend together until it is smooth and creamy.

Thursday morning  just after the 9 o’clock news, I will be  sharing this easy recipe with you!  Get ready to be amazed! I will also in weeks to come take you into the kitchens of other bloggers, chefs and interesting South Africans this year. So buckle up, it is going to be an awesome ride. Tune in 100-104FM or listen online here!

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6 Responses to “Smoked Chicken Salad with Passion fruit salad dressing”

  1. Simone 5 March 2014 at 12:05 am #

    I love smoked chicken. I do also almost always have a piece in the fridge but I’ve never made it myself to date.. Will check it out. This salas sounds pretty good to me!

  2. Zirkie 6 March 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    Homemade smoked chicken is so much better than the shop bought variety. I love the dressing!

  3. Ida 7 March 2014 at 12:54 pm #

    Jy is ‘n ‘genius’! Ek het vanoggend vir die eerste keer in my lewe hoender gerook!! Dis ‘n flopvrye, heerlike manier van doen. (Waar ek bly, is daar nie gerookte hoender te koop. So ‘n groot dankie!)

  4. ann 7 March 2014 at 7:31 pm #

    Love the idea of doing my own smoked chicken because I love smoked chicken and have used it often in other recipes. Yours I cn’t wait to try out. Thanks for your great ideas.


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