Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Lunch Box - Chicken Salad A La Pret

Main: Chicken Salad a la Pret
Fruit: Diced mango
Treat: Banana and choc chip muffin
Extras: Ciabatta roll and pot of hummus

I went to Pret the other day for a quick work lunch with a friend and found myself eating one of their Chef's Italian Chicken Salads. It was quite good, and also seemed extremely easy to put together - just whack in all your ingredients and you're done, no fussing about. So I made my own version with a few cheats - bought roasted chicken slices instead of roasting our own, and the jarred variety of roasted red capsicum. Coupled with a fresh ciabatta roll and a pot of (store-bought) hummus this easily beats the Pret version any day, and is a very easy lunchbox idea when you're looking for a quick fix.

Chicken Salad a la Pret
Makes 4 lunch-boxes


150grams mixed baby salad leaves, washed
Cherry or baby plum tomatoes
Deli stuffed olives
Roasted red capsicums, sliced
Roasted sliced chicken breast
2 hard boiled eggs, halved
4 pickled beetroot, sliced
1/2 cucumber, sliced

Prepare all ingredients and assemble. You could lightly drizzle with olive oil before serving if you like.

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