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Sunday, 16 September 2012

Chicken Salad with Kiwifruit


The power of advertising! Yesterday I read Sonia's post on the Zespri kiwifruit special session for bloggers and media. I quite enjoyed reading about the activities and had a good laugh at a photo of Quay Po attempting the pole (apologies Quay Po, I just couldn't help it :D).

Now, I am not much of a fruit person. I have to be coerced to eat some fruit. I admit that the only fruits that I actually buy and eat are pineapples and unripe mangoes which I use in  kerabu or rojak. I don't eat them as you normally eat fruits.

Somehow that kiwifruit post implanted something in my mind especially when I saw a photo of The Sweet Spot preparing the kiwifruit, glass noodle and chicken salad. It looked really delicious and I started craving for a salad with kiwifruit.


So when I went grocery shopping today, I saw the Zespri kiwifruits and promptly picked up a packet. I also bought my salad ingredients.

Chicken Salad with Kiwifruit

Ingredients :
- Steamed chicken, shredded
- Carrots, grated
- Cucumbers, sliced
- Cherry tomatoes, sliced
- Daikon, grated
- Kiwifruit, sliced
- Alfalfa sprouts
- Corriander

Dressing
- 1 clove garlic
- 6 white peppercorns
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soya sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Toasted sesame seeds to garnish

Method :
- pound garlic, peppercorns and salt
- add vinegars, soya sauce, honey, sesame and olive oil and mix to combine

Put chicken and vegetables in a bowl and toss with dressing. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.






42 comments:

  1. Yum! This is like a kerabu of sorts ... I likeee!
    Haha! I saw that pic of quay po as well and can't wait to tease her about that.

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    1. Ping, glad you like it! That photo was hilarious. I laughed when I looked at it again today :)

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  2. Good for you....you must take fruits regularly! Kiwi fruits is very high in Vitamin C and much more better then orange! This is really yummy, got chicken, got vege and fruits too, what could I ask more???

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    1. Your are right, Mel. I should eat more fruits. Maybe I should put more fruits into salad.

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  3. Hi PH, I like this salad very much. Why? You have almost everything for a complete light meal and the sweet sour taste is definitely very appetising. I also like your way of writing recipes, agak-agak only and leave them to imagination.

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    1. Thanks, Kimmy. Yes, it is a complete meal if you want a low carbo meal. Heh..heh..I find it hard to write down the amounts.

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  4. The salad looks great especially with the addition of sesame seeds. I actually like salad with some fruits in it. It gives the salad a bit of sweetness.

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    1. I'm starting to get a hang of having fruits in salads. Let's see, I have a dragonfruit in the fridge hmmmm.....

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  5. Oh, this salad looks fantastic! I can see why it tempted you till you made it. I think it will be tempting me, too :)

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    1. Thanks, I think you might like it too :)

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  7. Phong Hong, I'm always looking for new ways to make chicken salad, and now you have totally inspired me to make this yummy salad with Kiwi fruit that we all love so much. Thanks for sharing!xo

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    1. You are welcome, Elisabeth. For me its a new way to eat fruits!

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  8. Never even got an idea like this dear! this looks great and is a balanced and healthy one too

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    1. Thanks, Swasthi! I knew you would approve :)

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  9. I love kiwifruits too especially your salad. Looks so healthy and delicious!

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    1. Ann, it tasted really good. The sweet and sour taste of the kiwifruit adds a new dimension to the salad.

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  10. interesting salad dear :)

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  11. i havnt gone in to read abt their kiwi affairs :) but sure this salad sounds appetising. i love kiwi, i also put them in my sandwiches sometimes.

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    1. Oh, in sandwich? That I will try also!

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  12. A good choice of ingredients, I love fruity salad so this would be right up my alley!

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  13. Sounds very refreshing ! Now you are making me think of kiwi in salads LOL

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    1. Esther, you should try it. It is very refreshing and delicious.

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  14. Oh my, this chicken and kiwi salad looks really, really delicious. I especially like the recipe for the dressing. So much flavor! I could eat bowls and bowls of a salad like this and never get tired of it.

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    1. Jane, glad you like the dressing. True, I can eat bowls of it too :)

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  15. I would definitely enjoy this salad. I like the mix of the sauce especially using vinegar.

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    1. The dressing is sweet and tangy and the sesame oil adds a certain something to it. Try it!

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  16. Oh yum! I don't mind having a plate of this salad! Have not tried kiwi fruit in salad before, looks wonderful!

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    1. Try it and you will agree with me that it is really good!

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  17. Kiwi in chicken salad? This looks to die for...yumm yumm! :)

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    1. It is very yum, you must make a salad with kiwifruits.

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  18. Hi Phong Hong, your chicken salad with kiwi look very appetizing. I always love kiwi fruits, the best fruits with lots of vitamins.

    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Amelia, I know you will sure like this. Masam masam manis!

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  19. Hey, you are fast , thanks for your support, hehehe ., you should submit your recipe to the Zespri special contest mah. Ya, this chicken salad already shared in Swee San blog , you may like to check it out. I am planning to make this yummy salad for the coming BBQ party .

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    1. Will check out Swee San's blog. Yah, this salad very oomphh! with the kiwi fruit. Better make more for your party, if not, tak cukup makan :)

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  20. Been reading about this kiwi salad, looks really delicious! must get hold of gold kiwi, as green kiwi always bite my tongue :D

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    1. Gold kiwi would be just as good. I prefer the green one because I find the gold one a bit sweet for my liking.

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  21. I have never eat kiwi in its savoury form and this chicken salad with kiwi is totally new to me. I suppose kiwi has enzymes to tenderize the chicken and can be nice and tangy in salad... this sounds delicious to me :D

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    1. Zoe, this is the first time that I tried it and I can tell you that it is pretty good. If you have a chance, make this salad. I am sure you will love it!

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