Apple and Walnut Chicken Salad with Green Salad

This delicious no-cook Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is a combination of two salads. It's fresh, sweet, crunchy and creamy and is a satisfying lunch or a light dinner entrée.

Nutrition Facts

Apple and Walnut Chicken Salad with Green Salad


272 Per Serving


24g Per Serving


5g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

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


Servings  4  

For the Chicken Salad:

  • 1/4 cup fat-free, plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp salt-free, dried Italian spice blend or dried thyme, dried basil or both combined
  • 2 cups skinless, shredded chicken breast of a rotisserie-cooked chicken OR
  • 20 oz canned, salt-free white meat chicken (drained)
  • 3 Tbsp chopped, unsalted, uncoiled walnuts (or whatever nuts are on sale)
  • 1/2 cup halved, seedless grapes OR
  • sugar-free, dried fruit like 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 chopped cucumber (chopped, peeled if desired)
  • 1 large tomato (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
  • 1 Tbsp red vinegar, white vinegar, or lemon juice


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Chicken Salad

  1. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, and spice blend in a large bowl with a fork.
  2. Add chicken, nuts, grapes, and chopped apple. Stir to combine.

Green Salad

  1. In a bowl, combine chopped lettuce, cucumber, and tomato.
  2. Add oil and vinegar, stirring to combine with salad.
  3. Serve salad greens with chicken salad on top.

Cooking Tip: If you like sweetness, grab a red apple; if sour-tart is more your thing, pick a green one. Also, chopped apples will turn brown very quickly, but the yogurt in the chicken salad will stop this from happening.

Keep it Healthy: Combining a little light mayonnaise with no-fat yogurt is a great way for a delicious and still tasty salad.

Tip: When nuts are on sale, buy more than needed and store in a sealable bag in the freezer to keep fresh.