Harissa Chicken Salad

This harissa chicken salad made with Trader Joe’s marinated harissa chicken thighs is bursting with flavor. Drizzled with a cilantro lime yogurt dressing.

Harissa Chicken Salad - Dash of Mandi

Another easy Trader Joe’s recipe in the books! I really love finding killer products in there and throwing together a meal that can come together so quickly. My TJ’s meals are meant for busy people. For those who want a nice dinner to put on the table. But, also don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen cooking and cleaning.

This salad is a great healthy week-night dinner. Also, it makes for a delicious well-balanced lunch. It’s packed with flavor. It has romaine lettuce, shredded carrots, crumbled feta, toasted pine nuts, sliced Persian cucumber, mini peppers, and some ripe avocado. The cilantro lime yogurt dressing is super refreshing. However, feel free to use store bought ranch dressing if you don’t feel like making your own salad dressing.

Harissa Chicken Salad With Cilantro Lime Yogurt Dressing

Trader Joe’s harissa marinated chicken thighs are one of my favorite marinated meats they provide. Followed by the chicken shawarma thighs. I am a sucker for anything Harissa! It’s one of my favorite flavors to throw in a sauce or marinade. Click here for my harissa enchiladas. They are probably my favorite recipe on my blog.

Other salad recipes you will love:

Shrimp Caesar with air fried chickpeas

Halloumi Greek salad

Shrimp street corn salad

Trader Joe’s chicken fajita salad

Chicken salad with lemon tahini dressing

Easy turkey taco salad

Steak salad with honey mustard caper dressing

For the salad dressing you will need a blender or a food processor. I usually use my Vitamix to make salad dressings. I got mine at QVC – it was a great deal! I use it to make dressings, marinades, sauces, soups and smoothies!

Trader Joe's Harissa Salad Recipe

I hope you enjoy this harissa chicken salad recipe as much as I do! It’s easy, flavorful and healthy. What more can you ask for in a meal!?

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Harissa Chicken Salad




1 package of Trader Joe’s harissa chicken thighs, cooked according to package instructions, I prefer baking it

2 heads of romaine, chopped

1/4 cup shredded carrots

1/3 cup crumbled feta

2 Persian cucumbers, sliced

34 mini peppers, sliced

2 tbsp toasted pinenuts

1 avocado, sliced or cut into chunks


1/4 cup plain greek yogurt

1 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp cilantro leaves

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1 tbsp lime juice

Salt and pepper to taste


First make your dressing by combining all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Blend until everything is combined. Taste and add more seasoning, garlic or lime if need be. I go heavy on the salt when using greek yogurt for dressings. 

Thinly slice your cooked chicken harissa thighs after they rest for a few minutes.

Assemble the salads by combining all of the ingredients. Drizzle with desired amount of dressing and enjoy! 

Serves about 2-3 as a meal.


* If you prefer store bought dressing instead of making your own, I suggest ranch dressing for this recipe!

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    Maddie kastel

    Made this salad for the first time tonight and wE are oBsessed. The cIlantro lime dressing was PHENOMENAL- will be making aGain Asap!