This with eating grains isn’t really my thing – but when Libby’s Chicken Salad post landed in my inbox it was something that said – this you will like. So I did it the other evening for my dinner with my little own twist to it. Libby@Green Pocket Protector know me by now.
I used all the ingredients that she had in her recipe, except for the lime – because I mixed the diced apple with ground cumin in the mayonnaise and it kept its color – the only reason I could see to use lime juice in the salad plus I forgotten the red onion, don’t really know why. Because I have red onion in all salads more or less. Everything else I used.
It was probably the most expensive salad I ever mad for myself – nearly fainted when I saw the prices for the dried cranberries, pecan nuts and sun flower kernels. Extortionate !!! But I wanted to do the salad, so I took the smallest packages.
I didn’t chop the chicken breast – I cooked it in the oven under cover (used frozen again) and after I sliced it I gave it a very quick grill in the grill pan. The pecan I just divided.
For the apple mayonnaise mix I used a new product over here – a mayonnaise that comes flavored with whole grain mustard and horseradish. A truly great product and I use on my morning sandwich instead of spread. Haven’t used spread for over 15 years, but I don’t mind a little mayonnaise on my ham. Added the ground cumin to the apple mayonnaise and I used that as the topping to the salad – the rest I left “au naturel”. Didn’t use any other dressing.
It’s really a nice salad – utterly delicious – and it’s something I will do again, have to use up the grains I bought. Yes, it was worth the price .. for the grains.
“This salad would taste a lot better if it were a cupcake… “