Delicious Mediterranean cuisine

October 18, 2005

Delicious Mediterranean cuisine

Rodale Publishing/Pan MacMillan. www.greekdoctorsdiet.com
Wine accompaniments are provided by SheSaid?s wine writer Winsor Dobbin.

Chilli Lime Chicken Salad
A blend of Mediterranean and South American flavours, and some of the healthiest ingredients from both ancient worlds, this tangy, high protein salad will keep you satisfied.
4 skinless, bonesless chicken breasts
oil for frying
salt and pepper
2 courgettes (zucchini)
100 ? 120g rocket
200g boiled red lentils
12 cherry tomatoes

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 cablespoon capers
2 tablespoons finely grated lime zest
1 small red chilli pepper, finely chopped

Fry the chicken breasts for 3-4 minutes on each seide, season, then leave them to rest for 3-4 minutes. Cut each breast diagonally into 1cm slices.
Slice the courgettes lengthways into 3mm slices. Drop into a saucepan of boiling water for 30 seconds, then drain and rinse under cold running water. Drain well and pat dry on paper towels.
Divide the courgettes and rocket between four plates. Put the lentils, chicken slices and tomatoes on top.
Mix the oil, balsamic vinegar, capers, lime and chilli together and sprinkle over the salad.
Per serving: glycaemic load 3, protein 31g, carbohydrate 11g, fat 18g (of which 3g saturates); fibre 2g.
Serves 4

White wine recommendation
Fishers Circle 2005 Chardonnay – The name may be an appalling pun, but this is a great-value, refreshing white wine made by Charlotte Newton in Western Australia. Ideal for everyday drinking. There?s a touch of figs and peaches about the nose and you?ll find crisp tropical and stone fruit flavours on the palate. The wine has seen just a touch of oak, but is essentially a zesty, lively number perfect for sipping on a spring day. Excellent with chicken dishes, creamy pastas or with salads. $12.99.

Meat Sauce & Red Wine recommendation
Tzatziki & Ros? recommendation

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