Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chicken-Apple Crunch Salad

Use cooked Gardein chicken breast (without the included sauce) to make this quick entree salad - with their blend of quinoa, millet, amaranth, and kamut, Gardein products pack a great veggie protein punch.

  • 2 cups cooked and cubed Gardein Tuscan chicken breast (without sauce)
  • 1 cup chopped Granny Smith apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 1/3 cup vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon vegan sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Combine the chicken, apple, celery, raisins, and green onions in a large bowl.

2. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, salt, black pepper, and cinnamon.  Pour over the chicken-apple mixture, tossing well to combine, and serve! 

Nutrition Info:
4 servings (1 cup), Calories 207

Tasting Notes:
One bite of this and I was transported back in time to my childhood - to a salad my mom made that must have been nearly identical to this one, except with 'real' versions of everything - chicken, mayo, sour cream - instead of vegan versions.  Which is to say: scrumptious.  The ingredients blended really well, and the cinnamon was a nice touch.  I liked playing around with different bites on my fork - chicken with just celery and raisins, or a piece of apple plus a piece of chicken - to savor the varying tastes to the maximum.


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