Apple and Walnut Chicken Salad with Green Salad

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Apple and Walnut Chicken Salad with Green Salad

A combination of two kinds of salads, this no-cook recipe is fresh, sweet, crunchy and creamy! Try it for lunch or as a light dinner entrée.

Ingredients

Servings  4  

For the Chicken Salad:

  • 1/4 cup fat-free, plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, dried thyme, or dried basil, crumbled (or a combination of thyme and basil)
  • 2 cups skinless, shredded chicken breast OR
  • 20 ounces canned, salt-free white meat chicken (drained)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped, unsalted walnuts
  • 1/2 cup halved, seedless grapes OR
  • 1/2 cup chopped, dried unsweetened fruit, such as prunes or cranberries
  • 1 red (sweeter) or green (more tart) apple, finely chopped

For the Green Salad:

  • 1 head lettuce (green leaf, red leaf or romaine), cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 medium cucumber (peeled if desired, chopped)
  • 1 large tomato (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, or fresh lemon juice

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

Chicken Salad

  1. In a large bowl, using a fork, stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise, and Italian seasoning until combined.
  2. Add the chicken, chopped apple, grapes, and walnuts. Stir to combine.

Green Salad

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, cucumber, and tomato.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil and vinegar. Pour over the salad, tossing to coat.
  3. Transfer the salad greens to plates. Spoon the chicken salad onto the greens.

Cooking Tip: If you prefer sweeter flavors, grab a red apple, such as a Gala or Fuji. If sour-tart, tangy flavors are more your thing, pick a green one, like a Granny Smith. Chopped apple usually turns brown very quickly, but the yogurt in the chicken salad will prevent that from happening.

Keep it Healthy: Combining a little light mayonnaise with fat-free, plain yogurt is a great way to create a healthier creamy salad dressing.

Tip: When nuts are on sale, buy more than you need. Freeze them in an airtight, resealable freezer bag for up to six months.

Nutrition Facts

Apple and Walnut Chicken Salad with Green Salad

CaloriesCalories

272 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

24g Per Serving

FiberFiber

5g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$3.42

Nutrition Facts

Calories 272
Total Fat 13.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 334 mg
Total Carbohydrate 18 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 11 g
Protein 24 g

 

A combination of two kinds of salads, this no-cook recipe is fresh, sweet, crunchy and creamy! Try it for lunch or as a light dinner entrée.

Nutrition Facts

Apple and Walnut Chicken Salad with Green Salad

CaloriesCalories

272 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

24g Per Serving

FiberFiber

5g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$3.42
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Calories 272
Total Fat 13.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 334 mg
Total Carbohydrate 18 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugars 11 g
Protein 24 g

Ingredients

Servings  4  

For the Chicken Salad:

  • 1/4 cup fat-free, plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, dried thyme, or dried basil, crumbled (or a combination of thyme and basil)
  • 2 cups skinless, shredded chicken breast OR
  • 20 ounces canned, salt-free white meat chicken (drained)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped, unsalted walnuts
  • 1/2 cup halved, seedless grapes OR
  • 1/2 cup chopped, dried unsweetened fruit, such as prunes or cranberries
  • 1 red (sweeter) or green (more tart) apple, finely chopped

For the Green Salad:

  • 1 head lettuce (green leaf, red leaf or romaine), cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 medium cucumber (peeled if desired, chopped)
  • 1 large tomato (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar, or fresh lemon juice

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

Chicken Salad

  1. In a large bowl, using a fork, stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise, and Italian seasoning until combined.
  2. Add the chicken, chopped apple, grapes, and walnuts. Stir to combine.

Green Salad

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, cucumber, and tomato.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil and vinegar. Pour over the salad, tossing to coat.
  3. Transfer the salad greens to plates. Spoon the chicken salad onto the greens.

Cooking Tip: If you prefer sweeter flavors, grab a red apple, such as a Gala or Fuji. If sour-tart, tangy flavors are more your thing, pick a green one, like a Granny Smith. Chopped apple usually turns brown very quickly, but the yogurt in the chicken salad will prevent that from happening.

Keep it Healthy: Combining a little light mayonnaise with fat-free, plain yogurt is a great way to create a healthier creamy salad dressing.

Tip: When nuts are on sale, buy more than you need. Freeze them in an airtight, resealable freezer bag for up to six months.

 


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