Chicken & “Rice” Salad with Creamy Yogurt Dressing

Perfect for lunch or dinner, this healthy low-carb, no-added-sugar power salad is loaded with veggies and protein.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 2

1 pkg (200 g) Vegscrumptious – Healthy Rice Substitute
1 3/4 cups (425 mL) boiling water
1/4 cup (60 mL) yogurt
1 tsp (5 mL) lemon zest
2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped fresh chives
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
4 cups (1 L) packed shredded kale leaves
1 cup (250 mL) shredded cooked chicken
1 cup (250 mL) cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup (250 mL) quartered sliced cucumber
1/2 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
2 tbsp (30 mL) toasted pumpkin seeds


  1. In a resealable, heatproof container, combine rice substitute and boiling water (ensure rice is covered with water). Cover immediately; let stand for 15 minutes. Strain.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, chives, garlic, salt, and pepper. Add kale, rice substitute, and chicken; toss gently until well coated. Stir in tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.

Tip: Substitute almonds or cashews for pumpkin seeds.

Nutrition Facts
Per 1/2 recipe

Calories 840
Fat 34g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 1020mg
Carbohydrate 87g
Fibre 58g
Sugars 7g
Protein 55g