The Eastern Feast: Moroccan Salad

The Eastern Feast: Moroccan Salad

Delicately fragrant and subtly spiced, this Moroccan Chicken Salad captures the exotic flavours and aromatic heat of North Africa. Dromona’s cool and creamy Mature Cheddar liberally sprinkled on top brings together all the essential flavours of the succulent chicken and salad drizzled with bittersweet dressing. This dish has been specially created for sharing between four people for lunch or supper.

  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes

What you'll need:

  • 4 skinless chicken fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • For the dressing

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • For the sweet beetroot salad

  • 2 cooked beetroots, peeled and diced
  • 1 small chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 60g dried cranberries
  • 50g pomegranate seeds
  • 100g baby salad leaves
  • 40g pistachio nuts
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
  • 200g Dromona grated mature cheese
  • Made for sharing:

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    How it's done:

    1. In a bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, cumin, coriander and cinnamon. Add the chicken and coat in the spices. Allow to marinate for at least 20 minutes.
    2. Cook the chicken in a hot oven for 15-20 minutes until thoroughly cooked while you make the salad.
    3. For the sweet beetroot salad

    4. For the dressing, mix all the ingredients together and season.
    5. Place the beetroot, chilli, cranberries, pomegranate seeds, salad leaves, pistachio nuts and grated mature cheddar cheese into a bowl. Add the dressing and toss gently.
    6. To serve, arrange the salad equally onto 4 plates. Top with sliced chicken and serve with warm crusty bread.


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