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Chicken Salad with Veggies

It’s nearly summer here in Greece and I had made up my mind to start a diet after Easter and at last I am ready for it.However, you will still be seeing food which is not diet food but I have a lot of recipes I have prepared but not wrote about and of course my family still needs to eat, so I will be preparing cakes and desserts for them.

I am not on a strict diet yet but yesterday I prepared a lovely chicken salad, which is worth mentioning.

I’m sending this recipe to Anh of Food Lovers Journey, who is the host of this week’s Weekend Herb Blogging, created by Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen.

I am also sending the photo of this salad to Michelle, of Greedy Gourmet, for her event Snackshot #4, Salads.

Chicken Salad with Veggies


Preparation time:20 minutes


1 boiled chicken breast

Red, yellow, orange peppers

1 cup of Rocket

1 small Cos Lettuce

10 Cherry tomatoes

1 small cucumber

2 spoonfuls of Parsley

4 hard boiled eggs

2 – 3 spoonfuls of walnuts

4 Olives




For the salad dressing:

2 tbsp tzatziki

2 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tbsp mustard

2 tbsp red wine or cider vinegar


Boil chicken breast and cut into small pieces. (Reserve broth for other recipes). Wash and slice the peppers, coarsely cut the lettuce and rockets, halve the cherry tomatoes, slice the cucumber, finely chop the parsley, quarter the eggs (I used some of the Easter eggs and still have some), pit the olives and crush the walnuts.Add, salt, pepper, oregano and dressing.


For the dressing I used 2 spoonfuls of my leftover tzatziki, 2 spoonfuls of my leftover mayonnaise, 1 spoonful of mild mustard and 2 spoonfuls of cider vinegar, which I mixed them together.

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi,

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12 Responses

  1. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen

    This sounds super yummy Ivy! Especially your dressing! Great with those hard boiled eggs!

  2. Ivy

    It’s great to have you back Jenn. I missed you very much.

  3. Chef Erik

    Wow, looks great. I’m always looking for new salad recipes to make at work. My customers are going to love it.

  4. Peter G

    Very creative Ivy…chicken salads are delicious in the summer time.

  5. Passionate baker...& beyond

    Hiya Ivy….good to see some action again; missed you for a while! Lovely flavours here…am sure glad the family has to eat!! Have a little something for you girl, the ‘Arte y Pico’ award! Lov

  6. Ivy

    Hi Chef Erik, actually when I was eating this salad I kept saying to myself wow this is great, if only I had a restaurant this would be a great hit and I am glad that you could distinguish what a great recipe this is. Hope your customers will love it and you will name it Ivy’s salad (lol).

    Hi Peter, I am trying to cut down some calories and this was a great dish to begin with.

    Deeba I am sorry I am not visiting as often as I would like. Thanks so much for the award, and it’s really difficult to decide with all the lovely blogs out there.

  7. Bellini Valli

    Tzadziki always makes a delicious dressing for your salads Sis. Nuria already gave you the Arte y Pica award, but I offer it right back to you as well:D

  8. Ben

    Ivy, the picture is just gorgeous and the dressing sounds so good. Welcome to the diet club, we should really start a diet club here, so many of us are going into diets lately :-p


  9. Ivy

    Val, it’s not fair. I don’t feel comfortable now. Of course, I would want to offer to both you and Ben and Cynthia. I didn’t know that Nuria received it from somewhere else. You shouldn’t have given it back to me. Thank you.

  10. Núria

    He, he… Ivy welcome to diet land! I’m having such a hard time to follow mine 🙁 First all the wonderful dishes I have to cook for my family and second, we are having all these little holiday days and that’s free day diet… I’m nearly same weight as the beggining!!!

    Good luck with yours! Your salad looks sooooo good!

  11. Ivy

    Hola Nuria, It’s my first official day today. I hate diets and if it wasn’t for health reasons I would stay “fat”. But I have to loose some extra weight because I have back problems. I shall start posting some diet dishes but like you I still have to cook for the family. So let’s help each other chica.

  12. Kalyn

    Sounds very delicious. Love the way you have the peppers around the edge of the plate. (This would be perfect for my diet too!)