Mostly Vegetables Chicken Salad

I love chicken salads. I have experimented with all kinds of ingredients and dressings in my chicken salads. Often it is leftover chicken mixed with whatever ingredients I have on hand. Classic chicken salads include a little celery and possibly onion with chicken making up the rest of the salad mix. Recently I made vegetables, instead of the chicken, the stars in the the salad to create a more nutrient heavy lunch. The salad has crunch, it has sweetness from apples, it has chicken, and it has a load of cilantro and spinach. Here is my version of a veggie rich chicken salad.


Salad Mix:

Cooked chicken-I prefer dark meat due to its nutrients and moisture

A couple handfuls of fresh spinach leaves

A half bunch chopped cilantro (parsley can sub)

A small handful of pecans (or other unsalted nut)

1/2 a chopped sweet pepper

3 chopped celery stalks

1/2 chopped apple

1 chopped small cucumber


3/4 cup mayonnaise

Dash balsamic vinegar

Dash worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons garlic powder


1) Mix vegetables with chicken

2) Mix dressing ingredients

3) Toss dressing and veggie chicken together

4) Serve with lettuce, in a wrap, in pita bread, or try out making easy, gluten free, omega rich flax puffs.