Salad with Chicken, Cucumber and Mustard Dressing

Salad with Chicken, Cucumber and Mustard Dressing


Where does the time go?

We’re not even currently traveling, just renting an apartment in Thailand, but there still seems to be no free time during the day.

Hours and hours seem to simply slip past my grip – who knows where they go…

I need to start keeping a time sheet. Just for myself. So that at day’s end I can at least pinpoint how many hours have been spent in total distraction or procrastination.

At least this blog allows me to have some proof of what I’ve been doing.

I know for a fact that yesterday I was making this salad somewhere around 1pm (thanks to the handy dandy timestamp on the camera).

A good start for the time sheet right?

On another note if you’re looking a for a healthy lunch option this is it. A great combo of ingredients and a killer dressing. Seriously mustard + olive oil + lime juice is a match made in heaven.

Lime juice and whole grain dijon mustard are my two favorite ingredients right now. That and mayonnaise. All three together are awesome too, but I think I’ve been having too much mayo lately (full jar gone in a week? Too much?) so olive oil will have to do.

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Salad with Chicken, Cucumber and Mustard Dressing

A vibrant and refreshing salad that will bring your taste buds to life. A healthy lunch with chicken, cucumbers, avocado and almonds.

10 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1-2 small cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • bag of salad greens or head of butterhead/Boston lettuce, sliced
  • 1-2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 avocado, cubed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds,
  • Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain dijon mustard
  • 1 lime, juiced


  1. In a small bowl combine dressing ingredients. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Heat pan over medium heat and lightly toast almonds until lightly browned (no oil, necessary)
  3. In a large bowl combine shredded chicken, cucumbers, salad greens, green onions, avocado and almonds.
  4. Top with dressing and toss until combined.
Recipe Type: Salad


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  1. says

    wooow it’s beautiful that you cook while you are in Thailand. I think that it’s very difficult to stay there and make the blog working and also enjoy the time there. isn’t it? 🙂
    Anyway the recipe is beautiful I really prefer only salad, chicken and cucumber. I’m not a mustard fan 🙂
    A question, the cooking part is only for the chicken right?

    • Vicky says

      The cooking part is just to toast the almonds if you use store bought rotisserie chicken (which is what I used). Do give the whole grain Dijon mustard a try – I really have become obsessed with it!

  2. says

    I have a serious problem with losing hours of my day to procrastination as well. I’ll start reading something online and suddenly an hour later I’m researching vacations and shopping online for stuff I’ll never buy. It’s a terrible habit of mine. I am really loving this salad. It’s been such a pain to find ingredients here that I’ve pretty much given up any hope of nutrients in my diet. Right now I’m baking some cookies! But, I happen to have all of the ingredients for this salad in my fridge! Cucumbers are one of the few vegetables that are always available here, so I think I’ll make the dressing while the cookies bake and have the salad for dinner tonight! 🙂

    • Vicky says

      Oh I know exactly what you mean. Seriously don’t know where the hours go. So easy to get distracted online. I was just going to ask you how easy it is to find the ingredients you want in Kazahstan (it’s not always so easy in Thailand, and I’m sure there are more expats here opening up stores and supermarkets). I guess at least you have an oven to bake cookies in! : ) Hope you enjoy this salad! Thanks for checking out my blog and taking the time to comment!

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