Weather like this calls for a great salad and this Grilled Chicken and Mediterranean Vegetable Salad Recipe is one you’ll want to make time and again. With a rainbow of colours on the plate, it’s got everything your body needs: protein, iron, magnesium, calcium, antioxidants, vitamins galore and so much flavour!
Ingredients:
  • 300g skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 80g spinach
  • Bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 medium courgette, sliced
  • 50g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 50g cherry tomatoes
  • 40g feta cheese
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried mint
  • Dried basil
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
Method:
  1. In a large bowl mix the chicken breast with 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, garlic, 1 tsp mint, 1 tsp oregano, chilli flakes (if using) and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or overnight if you’re organised;
  2. In another bowl, mix the sliced peppers, courgettes, onion, mushrooms and tomatoes with 1 tbsp olive oil and salt and pepper;
  3. Transfer the mixed veg and chicken breast to a grill tray (cooking in batches if needed), and grill under a medium-high heat for 12-15 minutes, turning everything over ½ way. You may find the veg needs a little longer than the chicken;
  4. Whilst grilling, prepare the salad dressing by mixing 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp lemon juice, ½ tsp Dijon mustard, ½ tsp basil, ½ tsp oregano, salt and pepper;
  5. To serve: divide the spinach leaves across 2 plates, pile with the grilled chicken and veg, crumble the feta over the top and drizzle with the salad dressing.
Serves 2. Per serving: 505kcal; 27g fat; 22g carbs; 46g protein.
Each serving of Grilled Chicken and Mediterranean Vegetable Salad is a meal in itself, with a perfectly balanced mix of protein, carbs and fat; but if you’re in a bulking phase, or re-fuelling after a tough workout, enjoy with a side of pitta bread or rice!