Inspired by Souvla, a popular restaurant in San Francisco, this is one of the best chicken salads I've ever had. Yes there are lots of components - but it is worth it! Yoghurt is a terrific marinade for chicken - tenderises, adds juiciness and infuses with flavour. It's satisfying, filling, fresh, great textures, the dressing is awesome. Great show off salad to serve to friends! VIDEO below.
Place kale in a large bowl, drizzle with oil then sprinkle with salt. Use your fingers to massage the oil onto the leaves - you want to ensure every part of the kale is coated in oil. Set aside for 30 minutes or until kale is softened.
Assemble Salad: Add lettuce, fennel and chicken into the kale bowl. Spoon over most of the dressing to coat everything lightly, then toss well. Transfer into a serving bowl.
Scatter over grapefruit, onion (not the liquid), top with a handful of snow pea sprouts, sprinkle over parmesan. Drizzle over remaining dressing to taste. Serve!
1. Feel free to swap the dried herbs for fresh. Triple the quantity if using fresh, finely chopped. i.e. 3/4 tsp of each herb.
2. KALE: Tear the leaves off the thick stalk running down the middle of each leaf, then tear into bite size pieces. Measure the kale by lightly packing the torn pieces into measuring cups. This is a terrific easy way to prepare raw kale for salads.
3. This recipe serves 2 generously as a main, or 3 normal people (perhaps with a small roll). Nutrition assumes 2 servings, assuming full fat Greek yoghurt is used.