Everytime I make a trip back to Ireland, I love planning a day in the big schmoke. Of recent I have become particularly fond of Staple Foods, Dublin. It is a chilled out spot that offers decadent salads and coffee. I know chocolate cake is decadent but so are the salads created in Staple Foods. These salads are shredded with roast chicken, homemade pesto , toasted hazelnuts and celeriac. Back in Abu Dhabi, I am yet to root out any salad that matches the abundant flavours present in the Staple Food salads. So , I decided to construct my own and I present “Thai Green Curry Chicken Salad”.
2 Free Range Chicken Breast
Thai Choice Green Curry Paste
1 Garlic Glove
Giant handful of Spinach Leaves
Fresh Pineapple Chunks (I bought pre-chopped pineapple from the supermarket)
Handful Fresh Basil
Handful Fresh Coriander
Squeeze lime juice.
Make from Scratch
- Poach chicken breasts with one garlic clove – allow to cook through. Once this is done, pop the chicken fillets in the food processor , one garlic glove and 1/2 tsp. green curry paste (add more if you want spicey).
- Wash all veggies. Peel and grate carrot. Cut the pineapple into chunks. Add fresh spinach to the food processor and shred , be careful not to overdo it. Tear the fresh herbs into small pieces. In a large mixing bowl add shredded spinach, grated carrots, and freshly torn herbs. Mix together with hands.
- In a separate bowl add chopped avocado, squeeze of lime juice and pinch of salt.
- Layer up. Get your plate and layer up the all the salad. Add chicken, avocado and pineapple. Toasted nuts would be nice on top too for extra flavour. I sprinkled blue cheese on top!
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Eat the rainbow, don’t chase it x