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Waldorf Chicken Salad

March 9, 2012

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Using a fatty Greek yogurt as a salad dressing makes this chicken salad extra creamy. Plus, it’s nice to shake things up and use something other than mayo or a vinaigrette. Texturally, the smooth yogurt is a great contrast to the crunchy walnuts, apples, and grapes. Having said that, I’ve made this salad with a paleo mayo before, and it was also very tasty – so feel free to sub if you’re avoiding dairy. Makes for a great lunch served over your favourite lettuce!

Ingredients

  • 1 roasted chicken, cubed
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 large Granny Smith apples, cored, cut into 1/2” cubes
  • 2 cups  red seedless grapes, halved if large
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped shallot
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 container of plain full fat Greek yogurt (I like Greek Gods)
  • lettuce

Preparation:

1. Combine all ingredients except yogurt and lettuce.

2. When ready to serve, combine each serving with approximately 1 heaping  tablespoon of yogurt (don’t pre-mix with the yogurt ahead of time). Stir well to combine.

3. Serve over lettuce of choice.

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