Summer chicken salad 

Warmer weather means salad season!

This recipe is probably a bit more focused towards people with minimal dietary limitations but looking to get all those natural goodies from their meals.


  • 1 bag of spinach & rocket lettuce mix
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ red onion (this will get lightly pickled)
  • ½ cup of walnuts, crushed
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries (optional, but recommended)
  • Chicken thigh, skin on
  • Tablespoon of salt (Pickle)
  • Tablespoon of sugar (pickle)
  • 2 tablespoons pear vinegar/ACV (pickle)


  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of pear vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of good extra virgin olive oil (EVO)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Teaspoon honey

As always: if any of these ingredients are flare foods for you, please omit them or replace them with an alternative item. 

Prep Time

10-15 minutes  

Cooking Time

55-65 minutes


About the Author

Our new Fearless Foodie contributor and CCA ambassador, Aaron Sanders. Aaron was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2012, after being misdiagnosed with a parasite and has managed his condition via infusions ever since. He is a passionate foodie and competed in Season 13 of MasterChef Australia. Aaron is using his social media platform to spread awareness for this invisible disease that affects so many. As a CCA ambassador, Aaron is excited to create different recipes and share food ideas with the Crohn’s and colitis community.