For this speedy salad, you'll toss creamy mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and freshly baked ciabatta croutons in a quick balsamic vinaigrette. Top with seared pesto chicken, and it's done!
Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake
|Typical Values||per 100g||per serving|
of which saturates
of which sugars
|Fibre||0.7 g||2.5 g|
|Protein||12.9 g||45.1 g|
|Salt||0.47 g||1.64 g|
In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.
Before you begin...
Get all your ingredients and equipment ready
Skim through these steps, then wash your fruit and veg
Note: Equipment and pan sizes vary. Make sure you cook food thoroughly (even if it takes you a little longer than 10 mins)
Now, let's get started!
Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7
Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of olive oil over a high heat
Tear the ciabatta into bite-sized pieces and add to a baking tray with a drizzle of olive oil
Put the tray into the oven for 6-7 min or until golden and crispy
Once the pan is hot, add the diced chicken breast with the classic nut pesto and cook for 8 min or until the chicken is cooked through – this is your pesto chicken
Note: Please make sure you cook your chicken thoroughly (no pink meat!) as cooking equipment varies
While the chicken is cooking, chop the cherry tomatoes in half and add to a large bowl along with the rocket
Drain the mozzarella and pat dry with kitchen paper
Tear the mozzarella into bite-sized pieces
Add the balsamic vinegar to a separate bowl with 3 tbsp [6 tbsp] olive oil
Season generously with salt and black pepper and stir well – this is your balsamic vinaigrette
Strip the basil leaves from their stalks, discard the stalks
Add the torn mozzarella and basil leaves to the tomatoes and rocket and mix it all together – this is your caprese salad
Serve the caprese salad topped with the pesto chicken and the crispy ciabatta croutons
Drizzle over any remaining pesto from the pan
Pour over the balsamic vinaigrette