This salad started off as an attempt to use up the leftovers and remnants of the previous weeks shopping. Considering how much waste we create by simply over buying is truly bewildering. So the challenge was set and leftover chicken, some spare leaves, old apples and pantry ingredients became this – a salad that actually feels like dinner.
Red Apples work here better than green because you really want some sweetness to complement the honey mustard dressing. Don’t be too worried about the mustard being too strong as by using wholegrain you’re not going to get the fieriness of dijon or english mustard. Use whatever bread you have left but I would argue that wheaten bread is the best with this (click here for my wheaten bread recipe)
Time: 15 minutes
4 Slices of brown/wheaten bread
2 red apple
2 little gem lettuce
2 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of whole grain Mustard
1. In a pan gently toast your peacans for a minute ensuring they don’t burn. Toast the bread and then cut into small pieces.
2. Chop the lettuce roughly and core the apples. Then thinly slice the apple. Add a sprinkle of salt to the lettuce
3. Mix together the honey, mayonnaise and mustard to a smooth consistency. Mix with the lettuce and toss together well.
4. Add half the apple and half the peacan to the lettuce and toss.
5. Assemble in a big bowl or individual plates. Add the chicken, remaining apples, bread and pecans to the top of the salad.