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.
Apple and Walnut Chicken Salad with Green Salad
Calories272 Per Serving
Protein24g Per Serving
Fiber5g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$3.42
|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|
|Total Carbohydrate||18 g|
|Dietary Fiber||5 g|
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 chickenOR
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 grapesOR
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
Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, and spice blend in a large bowl with a fork.
Add chicken, nuts, grapes, and chopped apple. Stir to combine.
In a bowl, combine chopped lettuce, cucumber, and tomato.
Add oil and vinegar, stirring to combine with salad.
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.