Sunday, September 22, 2013

Chicken ‘Kindorf’ Salad – Waldorf, kind of !

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Have you ever heard of William Arthur Ward before today? Me neither. However, you will probably know some of his words. He’s a guy frequently quoted by bumper stickers and fridge magnets and you’ll have seen this quote at some point in your life:
Every person has the power to make others happy. Some do it simply by entering a room, others by leaving the room.” So true.
For me, it totally applies to the grapes in Waldorf Salad. I know they are a classic ingredient of this classic salad but they have the power to make me happy by leaving the salad well alone.
Don’t worry. Several other non-classic ingredients that have the power to make me happy have entered the salad, and more than made up for the absence of grapes.
For Chicken Salad for 2 – 3 happy people you will need...
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
¼ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
a pinch of salt 

1 large cooked chicken breast, sliced into bite-sized pieces
1 red-skinned dessert apple (I used Fuji), skin on, diced
1 stick of celery, peeled of stringy bits, finely sliced
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
15g almonds, roughly chopped
25g walnuts, roughly chopped
25g sultanas
35g ready-to-eat-apricots, snipped into sultana-sized pieces

Simply mix the ingredients for the dressing together until combined. Then add the salad ingredients, stirring them through the dressing until coated with the creamy sauce. Instant happiness!
(This also makes a great sandwich filling.)  

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