Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Chicken Waldorf Salad

Salad are said to be great for health. It can be a perfect mid day meal or a late evening dinner. In this recipe dried cherries, walnut, and rosemary enhance a simple chicken and apple salad. You can make it even more fabulous with smoked chicken from your local grocery store.

This salad was first created between 1893 and 1896 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City. Other variations such as turkey, grapes, and dried fruit (e.g. dates or raisins) are sometimes added to give it a twist.  Another variation known as an "Emerald Salad" replaces celery with cauliflower. The salad also may include zest of oranges and lemons. A variation popularized in "Belfast's Lunches To Go" is made with peanuts. This variation is known as "Peadorf Salad".
(Source: Wikipedia)



Serve :     2
Preparation time:     30 minutes plus cooling

Ingredients:

Chicken Breast:               300 grams (Cooked, Shredded or cubed)
Green Apples:                 2 cups (coarsely chopped)
Dried Cherries:                1/3 cup
Walnut:                            1/3 cup (chopped)
Mayonnaise:                     2 tablespoon
Celery:                             2 tablespoon (chopped)
Sour cream/ yogurt:          3 tablespoon
Lemon Juice:                    1 tablespoon
Honey:                             1 tablespoon
Dried Rosemary:              1 teaspoon (crushed)


Lettuce leaves to serve

Method:

1) Combine chicken, apples, celery, cherries, and walnuts in a large bowl.
2) For dressing, stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream, rosemary, lemon juice, and honey in a small bowl. 3) Stir dressing into chicken mixture just until evenly coated.
4) Cover it and refrigerate, Serve on lettuce leaves.


BON APPETIT..