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Simple Luncheon Salad

 Simple Luncheon Salad
"For a bridal shower or summer buffet, this colorful crunchy chicken salad is a perfect choice," notes Pat Stevens, field editor from Granbury, Texas.
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • 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; place on a serving platter or individual salad
  • plates. Top with chicken salad, cheese, grapes, oranges and almonds.
  • Serve immediately. Yield: 12 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 464 calories, 31 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 87 mg cholesterol, 497 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.