If you are preparing a table for some special reason, the food should not only be very tasty, but also look appetizing. Sunflower salad will be the decoration of the solemn feast. This nutritious culinary masterpiece is easy to prepare and does not leave indifferent to its rich delicate taste.
What is good for "Sunflower"?
If you decide to please yourself and loved ones with the preparation of the original dish, then the sunflower salad, a recipe with chips, will be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate your culinary skills. It is easy to make, but the dish has other advantages:
- small amount of ingredients;
- cooking speed;
- aesthetic appeal.
The basic components - chicken fillet and mushrooms - contain in sufficient amounts of trace elements that make up a complete human diet. In addition, onions are added to the sunflower salad, which contains vitamins A, B and C, as well as iron, magnesium, calcium and fluorine.
Popular Recipes of Exquisite Salad
Sunflower salad enjoys the deserved attention of many housewives, so there are several options. One of them - the original salad sunflower with chicken.
- 200 g chicken breast;
- 400 g of champignons;
- onions - 1 pc .;
- 100 g of cheese (it is better to choose creamy);
- 5 eggs;
- black olives;
- 300 g of mayonnaise;
- chips for decoration.
To make a salad, first boil the breast. To do this you need half an hour. And then follow the step-by-step recipe for sunflower salad (as it looks, it will be prompted by the photo).
- Boiled cooled breast cut into cubes.
- Cut the champignons into four pieces and fry them in a skillet with onions. Use olive oil - then the mushrooms will be even more fragrant.
- On the dish start spreading layers of salad. The first is the breast. Spread this layer with mayonnaise.
- The second is champignons. Cover it with mayonnaise.
- Rub the eggs on a grater, leave two yolks for decoration. The third layer is the eggs. Again, coat the salad with mayonnaise.
- Grate the cheese and grease this layer with mayonnaise.
- Put the rubbed yolks.
- Cut the olives into slices and place them in a circle in the form of seeds.
- Leave the salad in the fridge for a couple of hours to soak.
- Before serving, lay out the sides of the chips, giving the dish a resemblance to a flower of a sunflower.
Cooking snack corn
Inventive housewives add other ingredients to the sunflower salad, perfecting its taste. For example, gourmets will appreciate the sunflower salad with chips - a recipe with corn.
- 400 g chicken fillet;
- 300 g of champignons;
- 250 g of sweet canned corn;
- 3 eggs;
- 1 carrot;
- onions - 1 pc .;
- 300 g of mayonnaise;
The process will go faster if you boil chicken fillet in broth in advance, sauté carrots, fry onion in butter and then mushrooms. Next you need to lay out all the components in layers.
- Chicken fillet.
- Carrots - abundantly smear a layer of mayonnaise.
- Fried onions - cover this layer with mayonnaise.
- Grate the eggs, add mayonnaise.
- Spread the corn.
- Give the salad to feed and put the chips as petals, and olives in the form of seeds.
Unusual recipe with chips
Those who like a sunflower salad can originally beat a recipe with chips. For this non-standard option, you will need the following.
- jar of canned sprat;
- a can of corn;
- boiled potatoes;
- about 100 g of durum cheese;
- 4 eggs;
- Boil the potatoes. Preferably in uniform, to preserve its rich flavor.
- Boil eggs, cool and remove the yolks from proteins.
- Grate potatoes, peeling it.
- Make a marinade for onions. To do this, finely chop it, pour a spoonful of vinegar and add half a dessert spoon of sugar, let it brew for 5-10 minutes.
- Grate in separate bowls yolks, whites and cheese.
- Mash sprats with a fork.
- Start laying out layers. The first is squirrels drenched in mayonnaise. In order not to smear mayonnaise with a spoon, it can be poured out in the form of a grid - then the salad will be soaked evenly.
- Put potatoes on squirrels. We pour mayonnaise - as well as all subsequent layers.
- The third layer - sprats.
- Then bow.
- Put cheese on top. Cheese should be generously poured with mayonnaise, otherwise the salad may turn out dry.
- The penultimate layer is the yolk.
- The final chord is corn. The last layer mayonnaise is not poured.
- Decorate the salad with olives and leave for 20 minutes in the refrigerator.
- Before serving culinary delights to the guests, on the sides we lay out the chips, imitating the yellow petals of a flower.
Tips for choosing products and the original serving on the table of salad "Sunflower"
It is well known that even with the same recipe of cooking dishes may differ in flavor nuances. This is due to the choice of products. Sunflower salad with chicken and chips are no exception. Here are some tips to make it even tastier:
- choose soft chicken fillet without skin;
- after you cut the fillet into pieces, cover them with a napkin and repel a little - the chicken meat will become softer;
- use marinated champignons to add spiciness to the salad;
- if you like the taste of pickled onions, you can add three tablespoons of vinegar to the chopped vegetables and leave them in the marinade for 20-30 minutes;
- For the petals, use cheese or onion-flavored chips. Additives such as bacon or crab are too spicy and distract from the taste of the salad;
- if you are preparing a sunflower salad with sprats, then you can add a spoonful of butter, which was a fish, to the grated yolk - the salad will become even more fragrant;
- The best time to let the salad soak well is half an hour.
In various sources, you can find many options for decorating salad sunflower before serving. The original idea is to use a cherry tomato in the form of a ladybug on a flower of a sunflower. Some housewives, in order to achieve maximum similarity with the flower, put the peeled seeds as the last layer. But in this case it is better not to fry the mushrooms, as the taste of the oil will be enhanced by seeds.
Sunflower salad is perfect not only for special occasions, but also as a hearty snack for lunch or dinner. Use the basic recipe, supplement it according to your wishes and taste - and you will not be disappointed with the result.