Apple and Chicken Salad
Inspired by Waldorf salad which was originally a meatless dish, this apple and chicken salad includes celery and walnuts. Toss with mayo and serve on a bed of lettuce.
- 2 dessert apples you may use a combination of dssert and cooking apples, peeled or not
- 1 tablespoon lemon or lime juice
- seasoned and cooked meat from one chicken breast (mine was boiled but you can try grilled or broiled)
- 1 to 2 stalks celery
- 100 grams walnuts
- ¼ to ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
- lettuce to serve
- Core the apples and cut into 3/4-inch cubes. Toss with the lemon juice.
- Cut the chicken meat into strips about ¾-inch wide. Cut the strips horizontally to get ¾-inch cubed pieces.
- Toss the walnuts in a hot oil-free pan until glistening with its own oil. Cool slightly and coarsely chop.
- Cut the celery stalks horizontally into half-inch slices.
- Toss everything together with ¼ cup of mayonnaise. If the salad appears too dry, add more mayonnaise.
- Taste. Depending on how well seasoned the chicken is, you many need to add salt.
- Chill for a few hours before serving the apple and chicken salad on a bed of lettuce.
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