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California Surprising Salad” – a user-friendly name for a unique dish.


  • Salt / Pepper
  • 3 chicken breast fillets
  • 1 medium size can of corn
  • Cubed gruyere cheese (the value of a small bowl)
  • 1 small can of pineapple in syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of curry paste (such as “Le Coq Noir”)
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise


Step 1

In a non-stick pan, sauté the chicken cubes without adding any fat until golden brown. Set aside: the chicken needs to cool down.

Step 2

Rinse and drain the corn and place it in a large salad bowl.

Step 3

Add the cubed gruyere cheese and the pineapple pieces, cut into small pieces. For the amount of pineapple, it depends on everyone’s taste. For my part, I put almost all of my small can (I should have 3 slices left with the juice).

Step 4

Prepare the sweet and sour sauce: in a small bowl, put 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons of “Le Coq Noir” curry paste (I tested other brands and this one is the best!), a little salt, pepper, and 2 or 3 tablespoons of canned pineapple juice. Mix it all together.

Step 5

When the chicken cubes are cold, add them to the bowl with the rest of the ingredients.

Step 6

All that’s left is to pour the sauce on top and mix well… And chill it a bit to bring out the flavors.

Step 7

It’s ready!

Step 8

This recipe has always been unanimously loved, despite the surprising mix!

Step 9

Go ahead and give it a try! 😉


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