skinnymixer's Herbed Asian Salad
Herbed Asian Salad

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skinnymixer's Herbed Asian Salad
skinnymixer’s Asian Herb Chicken Salad Thermomix Recipe
skinnymixer's Herbed Asian Salad

skinnymixer's Asian Herb Chicken Salad

This Asian Herb Chicken Salad is a delicious hot weather Thermomix recipe that is super healthy, yummy and filling. After going out to dinner the other night and trying a similar salad that was SO fresh and gorgeous - I knew I needed to recreate the dish at home. This Thermomix salad is gluten free, dairy free and lower carb. It also makes a delicious filling in rice paper rolls.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 466kcal


Asian Pesto

  • 2 cloves of garlic - peeled
  • 1 cm ginger
  • 1 large green chilli - deseeded, roughly chopped
  • 2 large bunches of fresh thai basil
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint
  • large handful of fresh coriander
  • 60 g oil of choice
  • 1 tbsp tamari - or soy sauce, liquid aminos, coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Apple Sauce

  • 4 apples - peeled and quartered
  • 200 g water
  • 20 g coconut sugar

Salad Ingredients

  • 500 g chicken breast - cubed
  • 1-2 thinly sliced shallots - small brown onion
  • 250 g bean sprouts
  • 1 bunch of fresh watercress - or lettuce
  • 80 g slivered almonds


  • Put garlic, ginger and chilli into mixer bowl, chop for 3 sec/speed 9/MC on.
  • Put fresh herbs into mixer bowl, chop for 5 sec/speed 9 - using spatula to help. Scrape bowl down.
  • Add remaining pesto ingredients and blend for 5 sec/speed 5/MC on. Set pesto aside, retaining 1 tbsp of pesto in the bowl.
  • Add chicken to mixer bowl, blend through pesto for 5 sec/speed 3/reverse/MC on. Place chicken on to flat steaming tray.
  • Without washing the bowl, add apple sauce ingredients to mixer bowl, blend for 10 sec/speed 6/MC on.
  • Put steaming tray in place, and steam for 17 min/steaming temp/speed 2.
  • Set apple sauce aside and without washing the bowl, put steamed chicken in bowl. Shred for 2-3 sec/speed 4/reverse. You still want your chicken quite chunky.
  • Allow apple sauce and chicken to cool for a few minutes, then in a large bowl put reserved pesto, 1/4 to 1/2 apple sauce, chicken and salad ingredients. Combine well.
  • Serve with extra soy sauce to taste.


You can omit the chicken for a vegetarian version.
Use left over apple sauce with roast pork or make the salad again 🙂 It will keep in the fridge for 4 days.
Visit your local asian grocer, you will pay roughly $1 per large bunch of fresh herbs - making this a very budget friendly meal!
Bellini Users
Use sharp blade for this recipe
At step 2 increase chopping time if necessary
At step 6 use ST temp, speed 3 and put a tea towel over your steamer if using an Intelli, use 130°C or 270°F and speed 4 if using a Supercook.
At step 7 use 2-3 seconds on speed 3
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Serving: 300g | Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.6g | Protein: 41.7g | Fat: 27.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Sodium: 391mg | Sugar: 8.6g


  1. Totally forgot how much I love this salad. Moved to the desert and in the winter you forget the heat… come summer I am struggling for ideas on what to eat. Well look no further this salad is amazing!

  2. Delicious and fresh, perfect summer meal. I made 2 versions, one with beef and one with tofu – just mixed the pesto with the protein and then stir fried, then mixed with the rest of the salad. A big hit. Kids were sceptical of all the ‘green’ but once they tasted it they loved it. Thank you for the recipe.

  3. I took this to a party and served this as a vegetarian version of this recipe. I didn’t really enjoy it, and it was beaten hands down by a Vietnamese friend who brought a Asian beef salad. I think it needed something to boost the flavor – or maybe I did something wrong – but I don’t think I will make again. I am hoping you will post a spicy beef salad recipe next time!

  4. This will be my go to recipe for summer! The easiest, most delicious salad we’ve had ever…
    I cooked it the night before and kept all the components separate until mixing together at lunch time the next day. We served it cold and it was amazing!!!
    Will be making the pesto and chicken
    For hubby’s wraps for work too…
    This is one recipe that you can use quite s few different ways. Thanks again Nikalene for another amazing recipe

  5. Delicious and so fresh! This salad was a perfect light dinner on a hot night- we did ours with grilled salmon which we marinated in the pesto and added snow pea sprouts to the salad too. Will be making this a regular, thanks Nik 🙂

  6. three words – ‘yum, yum, YUM!’ I cooked this for lunch but with summer on it’s way, this will definitely be a regular in our house, not just for lunch but for dinner too. Very tasty, light, fresh and filling. Thanks Nik!

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