Enjoy the last days of Summer with KWV Seasonal Salad

Words: Crush

It’s summertime and the living is easy with this delicious Chenin paired with cilantro and lime chicken breast salad from TV personality and well-known chef, Mynhardt Joubert. It’s quick and easy to prepare, cost effective and uses seasonal ingredients. For extra flavour, Joubert suggests marinating the chicken a day in advance. You can also make this recipe your own, by adding any extra seasonal fruit.

With its fresh upfront palate and enduring finish, the modern-styled KWV Classic Chenin Blanc pairs really well with the fresh taste of the cilantro and lime. Serve the Chenin Blanc chilled and partner with this dish for crisp, fresh Summer flavours.

Cilantro and Lime Chicken Breast Salad

4 large flattened chicken breasts
large handful of chopped fresh coriander
juice and zest of 5 limes
75 ml olive oil
125 ml orange juice

200 g asparagus
1 whole cucumber cut into spaghetti strips1 small red cabbage sliced
1 small red cabbage sliced
300 g fresh strawberries
3 limes cut in half
100 g blueberries
100 g pomegranate arils

Mix all the ingredients for the chicken together and pour over the flattened chicken breasts. Marinate for about 10 minutes or overnight for extra flavour.

Using a griddle pan or hot pan roast the chicken breasts for about 3 to 4 minutes to a side and till well cooked through. Leave to cool.

Heat up the leftover marinating juices in a saucepan and bring to the boil for about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and let it cool. Pour over the resting breasts.

Blanch the asparagus by dropping them into boiling water for one minute and then into a bowl filled with iced water, remove from the water and drain well.

Toss the cucumber and red cabbage together. Roast the limes and strawberries on the griddle pan until seared. Arrange the cucumber and cabbage at the bottom of the plate with the asparagus, roasted strawberries and limes over.

Slice the chicken breasts into quarters and place over the salad. Drizzle the marinating liquid over the salad and garnish with the blueberries and pomegranates.

Season with salt and pepper and extra splashes of olive oil.

Serve with Chilled KWV Classic Collection Chenin Blanc.

Very reasonably priced at R46.95, the KWV Classic Chenin Blanc wine is available from liquor outlets nationwide

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