Chicken Walnut Salad with Creamy Mayo Dressing

This recipe was inspired by a salad I had at a takeaway in Perth. It was so simple, basically just lettuce, chicken and a few walnuts, but the dressing was what really made it special, turning a boring side salad into a delicious main meal. This recipe is for a single serving, but you can easily multiply the amounts to make enough for a family.
Chicken Walnut Salad with Creamy Mayo Dressing


Chicken Walnut Salad with Creamy Mayo Dressing

1 serving.



  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Large handful of fresh mint and oregano, finely chopped.
  • Pepper to taste


  • 1 cup mixed lettuce
  • 50-100g cooked chicken (I normally use leftover roast chicken)
  • 1/2 a Lebanese cucumber
  • 1/2 carrot
  • A handful of walnuts, roughly chopped


  1. Add the mayonnaise to a small jug, and slowly pour in the olive oil, mixing well while you pour. If it seems to thick, add a little more olive oil.
  2. Add the herbs and pepper and mix well until combined. Refrigerate while you make the salad.
  3. Place the lettuce in a bowl. Chop up the cucumber, carrot and chicken and add to the bowl.
  4. Sprinkle the walnuts over the salad, then pour the dressing over.
  5. Eat it and feel smug ’cause you’re being all healthy eating salad for lunch.

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