chicken salad with cranberries, apple & feta | recipe

There is nothing more joyful & holistic than a healthy salad packed with colour.

I love to mix fruit & nuts in with my lean protein & greens. It’s one way to make sure you don’t get bored with salad day in, day out.

Here is one I made for yesterday’s lunch.

Chicken salad with cranberries, apple & feta 


  • 200g chicken breast; grilled or baked, cooled & cut into strips or cubes
  • 30g low-fat feta cheese; cubed
  • 1 tbs natural seed mix (like sunflower seeds, pine nuts, pepitas) 
  • 1 medium apple; sliced finely
  • 1 tbs dried cranberries
  • 150g (1 packet) of baby spinach & rocket mix
  • 1 large stick celery
  • dressing: 1 tsp olive oil & 1 tbs white vinegar and salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients & enjoy! Serves 2 at 363 calories per serve.

If making in advance (to take to work for lunch, etc), combine dressing with apple & celery and keep in a separate container and combine just before serving.

Bon Apitito!

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

10 thoughts on “chicken salad with cranberries, apple & feta | recipe

    1. Im so happy to hear you made it! So glad you liked it too – it’s going to be a regular lunchtime fix during the summer months…I might swap the apple for mango and have a bigger portion of chicken and then have it for dinner!
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      1. oh yes! i just got it last nite after checking my mails. thanks vmuch and i love love it just so much. one of a kind, thank you so much for being picky ‘coz you picked just the right one. 😀 i know mine was so touristy, it’s all i can find in stores, never knew some are found on etsy 🙂

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