Friday, January 15, 2016

8 Ways to Turn Ordinary Chicken Salad Into Extraordinary Chicken Salad

Traditionally prepared chicken salad is typically made using chopped celery (the more leaves the better!) mayonnaise, salt and pepper. A go-to that is super simple and delicious. Tradition is good because it's reliable and it keeps us in our comfort zone, but if you want to liven up this popular dish, here are a variety of suggestions that add fun colors and interesting texture. Just add mayonnaise and season with salt and pepper.
  • Slivered almonds, mandarin oranges and shredded purple cabbage
  • Curry powder, shredded coconut, grapes
  • Tarragon, basil and Dijon mustard
  • Chopped apples, cranberries and walnuts
  • Cubed mango, shredded radicchio and roasted cashews
  • Crispy cooked bacon and slivered sun dried tomatoes
  • Dried cherries and chopped pistachios
  • Diced carrots, shredded purple cabbage, red and yellow peppers, scallions
Happy Cooking!