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.
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 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 breastOR
20 ounces canned, salt-free white meat chicken (drained)
3 tablespoons chopped, unsalted walnuts
1/2 cup halved, seedless grapesOR
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
In a large bowl, using a fork, stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise, and Italian seasoning until combined.
Add the chicken, chopped apple, grapes, and walnuts. Stir to combine.
In a large bowl, combine the chopped lettuce, cucumber, and tomato.
In a small bowl, whisk together the oil and vinegar. Pour over the salad, tossing to coat.
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.