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Monday, June 10, 2013

CHICKEN WALDORF SALAD

Superlative, splendid salad, and super snappy.

CHICKEN WALDORF SALAD


DRESSING
2/3 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
SALAD
1 1/2 tablespoons honey
3/4 cup walnut pieces
4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
mixed salad greens
2 cups thinly sliced celery
4 apples, diced
3 cups grapes, halved
1 tablespoon tarragon, chopped

In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients.
Heat oven to 350F. In a small bowl, microwave honey for 15 seconds. Add walnuts and toss to coat. Spread walnuts in single layer on baking sheet, and bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown, stirring once or twice. Transfer nuts to a wire rack to cool.
In a large bowl, toss the greens, chicken, walnuts, celery, apple, grapes, tarragon and dressing until all ingredients are coated.
Enjoy!

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