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Swiss Cheese Chicken and Tongue Salad Recipe with Apple and Celery

Swiss Cheese Chicken and Tongue Salad  Recipe with Apple and Celery, The rich sweet flavors of this salad marry well with the tart peppery nature of watercress.  A minted lemon dressing combines to freshen the overall effect.  Serve with warm new potatoes.


Swiss Cheese, Chicken and Tongue Salad with Apple and Celery Ingredients:

  • 2 free-range chicken breasts, skin and bone removed
  • ½ chicken stock cube
  • ½ lb. slice tongue or ham, ¼ in thick
  • ½ lb. Swiss cheese
  • 1 lollo rosso lettuce
  • 1 butterhead, Boston lettuce
  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 2 green apples, cored and sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 4 tbsp. sesame seeds, toasted
  • salt, pepper and nutmeg
Dressing :
  • 5 tbsp. peanut or sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh mint
  • 3 drops Tabasco sauce

Cooking Instructions:

  • Place the chicken breasts in a shallow saucepan, cover with 10 oz. of water, add the ½ stock cube, and bring to boil.
  • Put the lid on the pan and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Drain, reserving the stock for another occasion, then cool the chicken under cold running water.
  • To make the dressing, measure the two oils, lemon juice, mint and Tabasco sauce into a jar and shake.
  • Cut the chicken, tongue and cheese into fine strips.
  • Toss with a little dressing and set aside.
  • Wash and spin the salad leaves, combine with the apple and celery and dress.  Distribute between 4 large plates.
  • Pile the chicken, tongue and cheese in the center, scatter with toasted sesame seeds, season with salt, black pepper and freshly grated nutmeg then serve.

About Hanna Joy Curtis

I’m not a chef, I’m just a salad lover, a Filipino food lover. I started eating salads during my college years because I wanted something healthy and something easy to prepare. Here you can find my collection of the Best and Healthy Salad Recipes.

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