Simple Luncheon Salad Recipe
"For a bridal shower or summer buffet, this colorful crunchy chicken salad is a perfect choice," notes Pat Stevens, field editor from Granbury, Texas.
- 6 cups cubed cooked chicken
- 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
- 1 large green pepper, chopped
- 2/3 to 1 cup sweet pickle relish
- 1/4 cup shredded carrot
- 1 jar (4 ounces) sliced pimientos, drained
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 4 cups each torn Bibb, leaf and iceberg lettuce
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby cheese
- 2 cups green grapes, halved
- 2 cans (11 ounces each) mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 cup Diamond of California Slivered Almonds, toasted
- In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, green pepper, pickle relish, carrot and pimientos. In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper. Spoon over chicken mixture; toss to coat.
- Combine the lettuces; divide among 12 salad plates. Top each with 1 cup chicken salad, cheese, grapes, oranges and almonds. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Luncheon Chicken Salad in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p8
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
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