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Green and springy asparagus salad

With British asparagus taking prime spot on our supermarket shelves and local farm shops I thought I’d celebrate by sharing this simple salad of blanched asparagus with poached organic chicken.

Asparagus is part of the lily family and is related to onions, leeks and garlic. It has amazing anti-inflammatory properties, an abundance of antioxidants, gives digestive support, helps regulate blood sugar and good for the skin and heart health…so we might as well eat lots of it while we can!

The addition of poached chicken makes this salad a balanced and nutritious lunch or light supper…

Ingredients:

  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 3 organic chicken breast fillets
  • bunch of radishes, trimmed and sliced
  • 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 100g curly endive leaves
  • 2 bunches of asparagus, trimmed and blanched
  • grated hard goats cheese

Dressing:

  • 1 tbls Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbls lemon juice
  • 60ml olive oil

Method:

Place the dressing ingredients into a clean jam jar and shake until thoroughly mixed. Poach the chicken in the hot chicken stock for around 10mins or until the chicken is cooked through. Remove and slice. Toss together the radish, fennel, endive and chicken in a bowl to combine. Divide the asparagus between four plates, top with salad and spoon over the dressing. Sprinkle with parmesan to serve.

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Marie-Eve Maitland Marie-Eve (pronounced the French way and, yes, you guessed it, Henry's wife) is our kitchen and food-wiz and is behind our healthy recipes and also manages our twitter account (get in touch!).  Having graduated in dietetics in Canada, Marie-Eve is passionate about eating, discovering new foods and leading a healthy lifestyle to make sure she in tip-top shape to look after her little girl, Elodie. Marie-Eve loves cooking (of course), weight training, yoga, walking, matcha green tea and chocolate (amongst other things).

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