Chicken Salad With Toasted Nut and Seed Mix

The Banting Friendly Blend from Montagu Dried Fruit and Nuts recently launched ‘we care’ range is a versatile toasted nut and seed mix that adds delicious flavour and crunch to chicken, roasted vegetables and salads. It is also a tasty treat just eaten on its own!


  • 150g Montagu we care Banting Friendly Blend, roughly chopped
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp sea salt flakes
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp olive oil plus extra for frying
  • 2 chicken breast fillets, sliced lengthways
  • 2 big handfuls of lettuce leaves
  • 250g cubed butternut, roasted
  • Handful of rosa tomatoes, halved
  • Feta cheese to sprinkle


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 160°C and grease a baking tray.

  2. Combine the Montagu Banting Friendly Blend, cumin, coriander and sea salt flakes in a bowl. Add the soy sauce and mix until everything is well combined.

  3. Spread the mixture on the tray and bake for 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken breasts. Sprinkle a few teaspoons of the toasted nut and seed mix over the chicken and rub in. Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and fry the fillets over a medium heat until cooked through. Remove from the pan and slice.

  5. Pop the lettuce leaves onto your serving plate. Arrange the sliced chicken, butternut and tomatoes on top. Crumble some feta over the top and finish off with a sprinkling of toasted nut and seed mix.

  6. Serve immediately.

  7. Store any leftover mix in an airtight container in a cool place.

Serves 2

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Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.