This dish is a great example of how the same ingredients can be used to make completely different dishes. A few weeks back I made Barbecue Vegetable Kebabs in a Mint and Lemon Marinade. I loved the flavour on the vegetables so much that I did it again, but for this dish. It tastes completely different to the kebabs but kinda' the same as well.
Note: Don't add the vegetables to the arugula leaves until you are just about to serve the salad. Otherwise the arugula will wilt and not be very nice.
This salad would be a great addition to a barbecue. You could just as easily serve this salad cold on a hot day. If doing so, remember not to assemble the salad until just before serving. You can store all cooked ingredients in the fridge and then just put it together when you are ready to bring it to the table.
Such a delicious, light but filling salad. This could be a main course for a lunch, a starter or a side dish. You decide!
Mediterranean Vegetable and Chicken Salad
Serves 4 / Prep time: 15 minutes / Marinade time: 1 hour / Cook time: 25 minutes
24 Cherry tomatoes
1 Large onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 Red pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 Green zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch slices
1 Yellow zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch slices
2 Chicken breasts, each cut in half so you will have 4 fillets in total
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Teaspoon rosemary
Juice of 1/2 lemon
4 Cups/85 grams fresh arugula salad leaves
Marinade for the vegetables:
1/3 Cup/80 ml olive oil
Juice of one lemon
1 Teaspoon sea salt
1/2 Teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 Teaspoon brown sugar
2 Spring fresh mint, finely chopped
1 Teaspoon oregano
1 Teaspoon rosemary
Combine all the ingredients for the vegetable marinade in a bowl and stir well. Pour over vegetables and toss well. Refrigerate for at least an hour before cooking.
Season the chicken on both sides with salt and rosemary. Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet set over medium high heat and add the chicken. Cook for about 7 minutes and turn over. Squeeze over lemon juice and cook other side for about 7 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
In the same skillet, add the vegetables with all the marinade. Cook, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat.
Place the chicken fillets on a cutting board and cut them into thin slices. Arrange the arugula leaves on a large serving dish, top with vegetables and chicken. Serve immediately.
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