Chicken Salad with Sweet Corn Dressing Recipe

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Combine salad in a jar for easy transport to work.
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“Leon Happy Salads,” by Jane Baxter and John Vincent, is packed with tips and ideas for toppers and dressings to liven up our greens.
15 min COOK TIME
15 min PREP TIME


  • 100g (3-1/2oz) cooked chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1/2 an avocado, sliced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 spring onions, chopped
  • 1/2 a Little Gem lettuce
  • 50g (1-3/4oz) black beans, drained


  • 1 cob of sweetcorn, kernels removed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 a clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 piquillo pepper, chopped
  • juice of 1/2 a lime
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper



Leon Happy Salads (Octopus Books, 2016), by Jane Baxter and John Vincent, was founded on the twin principles that food can taste good and do you good too. This new addition to Leon series cookbooks brings together 100 recipes for fresh, vibrant, delicious salads that are healthy and happy. The following excerpt is from the “Lunchbox” section.

Beats chicken and sweetcorn sandwich filler, hands down. But you already knew that. 

Wheat Free — Gluten Free — Dairy Free

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