14 July, 2023

Celebrate summer with this gorgeous chicken salad with honey mustard dressing. Refreshing, sweet and savoury all at the same time! Tuck into this summer salad main meal with golden pieces of halloumi, creamy avocado, cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion and fresh gem lettuce, all coated in a homemade honey mustard dressing.


Preparation time: 15 minutes 

If you can, use organic ingredients for this recipe. Although we are unsure whether eating organic food reduces breast cancer risk, organic food contains less pesticide residue. We know that certain pesticides are linked to breast cancer risk, so we recommend eating organic food whenever possible. Read more on pesticides here.



1 avocado (sliced) 

1 gem lettuce (chopped) 

Half a cucumber (diced into cubes) 

Handful of cherry tomatoes (halved) 

Half a red onion (sliced) 

Sprinkle of walnuts  

250g Halloumi (sliced) 

1 fresh organic chicken breast (sliced) 

Tsp of olive oil 

Sprinkle of salt 

Sprinkle of pepper 


1.5 tbsp of organic honey 

1 tbsp of whole-grain mustard 

1 tbsp olive oil 

Half a tsp of white vinegar 

1 tsp of minced garlic 

Salt to season 


  • Slice your chicken into strips, season with salt and pepper, then wash your hands.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil to a pan and cook chicken for 10-15 minutes until cooked through (so there is no pink meat when you cut through the chicken).
  • While the chicken is cooking, slice all your vegetables (as stated in the ingredient list).
  • Next, slice your halloumi into and add a drizzle of olive oil to a pan on medium heat, then cook the halloumi for 3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  • Time for the dressing. Mix all wet ingredients into a small bowl, then season with salt if needed.
  • Once cooked, place all food into a bowl, pour over the dressing, and toss the salad until evenly coated.
  • Serve with a sprinkle of walnuts for some added crunch.

Why this is good for you  

Avocado contains several vitamins, minerals and fibre. The type of fat in an avocado is mainly unsaturated (monounsaturated), which, when eaten instead of high-saturated-fatty foods, can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.

Halloumi is also a great alternative to red meat and contributes to protein and calcium intake. There is evidence that processed meat may slightly increase breast cancer risk. Although high in calories, it is okay to eat halloumi occasionally as part of a balanced healthy diet.

Many studies suggest that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables could help reduce the risk of breast cancer. Our recipe contains tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, onions and cucumber, which all contribute to your 5-a-day.

Enjoyed this chicken salad with honey mustard dressing recipe and are craving more like this? Breast Cancer Uk’s brand new recipe e-book is out now! Download (for free) ‘Organic Flavours’ today. What are you waiting for? Get cooking. 

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