Spinach and Chicken Salad with Cranberries

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

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This simple salad makes a nutritious lunch or light dinner and is packed with protein, iron and antioxidants. Make the most of your Thermomix by using the Varoma dish to steam chicken breasts and the bowl to whiz together a zesty and fragrant dressing for this quick and easy meal.

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/spinach-and-chicken-salad-with-cranberries

recipe updated Sep 7, 2020


  • Button mushroom icon
    Button mushroom
    150 g (about 5)
  • Scallion icon
    3 (about 45 g)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (about 58 g)
  • Nutmeg icon
    1 pinch (about 0.15 g)
  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    2 (about 225 g)
  • Water icon
    1 L (about 1 kg)
  • Spinach icon
    400 g (about 12 ¾ cups)
  • Dried cranberries icon
    Dried cranberries
    ¼ cup (about 27.6 g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
    1 (about 6 g)
  • Dijon mustard icon
    Dijon mustard
    2 tsp (about 10 g)
  • White wine vinegar icon
    White wine vinegar
    20 g (about 1 ⅜ tbsp)
  • Coconut sugar icon
    Coconut sugar
    1 tbsp (about 12.75 g)
  • Smoked paprika icon
    Smoked paprika
    1 pinch (about 0.13 g)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch (about 0.41 g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    as needed
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    100 g (about ½ cup)
  • Almonds icon
    150 g (about 1 cups)


  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Varoma dish
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  1. Add chicken breast to the varoma dish
  2. Add water to the TM5 bowl
  3. Steam chicken - approx 15 min, speed 4
  4. Add spinach, button mushroom, scallion and dried cranberries to the clean medium bowls
  5. Drain TM5 bowl
  6. Add garlic clove, lemon, dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, coconut sugar, nutmeg, smoked paprika and sea salt to the TM5 bowl
  7. Add black pepper to the TM5 bowl to taste
  8. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  9. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 8
  10. Then pour extra virgin olive oil into the TM5 bowl
  11. Blend while machine is running - approx 10 sec, speed 8
  12. Slice chicken
  13. Arrange chicken in 4 medium bowls
  14. Drizzle 4 medium bowls with content of TM5 bowl
  15. Top with almonds
  16. Serve immediately
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