Tropical Chicken Salad


A refreshing and healthy low sodium salad. I love this dressing very much and I’ve prepared this many times (usually without passion fruit because I don’t have these always on hand) and I got a lot of good comments. Sometimes I top this with salted caramelized chopped walnuts.

I hope this Bahamian recipe will inspire you to prepare a tropical salad soon as this is wonderful way to enjoy summer dishes reducing calories but not taste; a real explosion of flavors!

Tropical Chicken Salad

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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You need:

Tropical-Chicken-Salad-1 Salad:

  • 1 cup meat, grilled/BBQ, deboned, skinless and cut into bite sizes
  • 1 pinch allspice
  • 2 cups white cabbage or lettuce, sliced
  • 1 mango, peeled and dices
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes,


  • 1/2 passion fruit, inner content of the fruit (if you don’t have this, don’t worry)
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme or to teaspoons fresh chopped thyme (variation fresh cilantro leaves)
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon rum, optional
  • 4 tablespoon oil (I used olive oil)
  • Dried chili flakes, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste


  1. Toss chicken meat with allspice.
  2. On a serving dish layer cabbage, tomatoes, mango and top with chicken.
  3. In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for the dressing, season or adjust to you taste.

Pour dressing over salad and serve.


15 thoughts on “Tropical Chicken Salad

  1. I made this for my husband’s lunch today and he loved it! He said he would like to have it again, which is high praise. He normally likes the same old salad every day, so it was nice to give him a change. I used both baby spinach and cabbage for the greens.

  2. Yum, what a refreshing salad! Easy to prepare, but very flavorful with the ingredients and the light dressing. Thanks for sharing! CQ3

  3. Wonderful recipe! I didn’t have passion fruit but used the rum, very flavourful! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe!
    Made for the Culinary Quest 2016 / Bahamas for team IHπ

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