This tasty salad was created and inspired by well-known Canadian chef Mark McEwan for Sun Life Financial, as part of the company’s commitment to help with the prevention and management of diabetes.
The sweet and savoury salad is loaded with crunchy bites of roasted carrot and celery and topped with a kick of horseradish dressing. Packed with protein and heart-healthy veggies, this dish demonstrates that healthy meals can be easy and full of flavour.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Dressing (yields 1 cup/250 mL):
|1 tbsp||lemon juice||15 mL|
|5 tbsp||white balsamic vinegar||75 mL|
|½ cup + 5 tsp||olive oil||150 mL|
|1 tsp||horseradish||5 mL|
|1 tsp||grainy mustard||5 mL|
|¼ tsp||black pepper||1.25 mL|
|1 lb||carrots, scraped||450 g|
|½ tsp||kosher salt||2.5 mL|
|1 tbsp||olive oil||5 mL|
|1 cup||avocado, peeled and sliced||250 mL|
|2||green onions, chopped||2|
|12||sprigs fresh coriander (cilantro)||12|
|¼ cup||celery hearts||50 mL|
|1 lb||boneless, skinless chicken breast||450 g|
|2 tsp||grainy mustard||10 mL|
|1 tbsp||olive oil||15 mL|
|¼ tsp||salt||1.25 mL|
|black pepper to taste|
- Combine all dressing ingredients except olive oil. Whisk in olive oil in a slow, thin stream.
- For chicken marinade, whisk mustard, oil and seasonings in a bowl. Coat chicken in marinade and grill on BBQ or in oven until done. Slice and reserve.
- Toss carrots in olive oil and salt and roast at 375ºF (190ºC) until tender but still with a bit of crunch.
- Place carrots and avocado on a serving plate and drizzle with 2 tsp of the dressing. Fan out sliced chicken breast on top of vegetables and top with green onion, coriander sprigs and celery hearts. Drizzle on an additional 1 tsp of dressing as garnish.
- Makes 4 servings
Nutrition per serving
|Saturated fat||3 g|
|Sodium||510 mg (21% daily value)|
|Fibre||6 g (24% daily value)|
|Calcium||6% daily value|
|Iron||10% daily value|
For more delicious recipes and other news from Mark McEwan, visit the McEwan Group
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|Find out more about preventing and managing diabetes. Visit Discussing diabetes.|
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