When we go out to dinner, we go to Whole Foods.
Welcome to the exciting lives of Lisa and Ben.
It’d be nice to think it’s cheaper than dining out, but based on our shopping habits, I highly doubt that.
A while back I had a massive craving for chicken and since I LOVE curry, I opted for their curried chicken salad. I’m telling you, it was love at first bite.
A couple of nights later, we went back for more. This time, there was NO lovin’ going on. It was all dark meat and then there was a texture issue. Did I miss this the first time around?? Oh and did I forget to mention I’m a picky meat eater? I am, clearly.
Although that was the end of that, I still needed my fix.
I took matters into my own hands and made my own curried chicken salad with WHITE meat [cooked by me] and made without gluten or dairy.
I ate it for a week straight. I’m still not sick of it.
It’s really quite simple.
You just toss all your ingredients into a bowl <– pictured above
Mix it together <– pictured below
It’s best if it can sit for at least a few hours in the fridge to soak up all the ingredients, but even better if it sits over night.
I now make this in big batches, that way we can BOTH enjoy throughout the week.
Confession: sometimes I get territorial with my food. Like this dish, I don’t like to share with my husband. Yup, drives him CRAZY.
Anyone else do this? No, just me? Awkward.
You may enjoy this over a bed of lettuce, on top of warm crusty bread or simply as is. Often times it’s me with a fork, straight off the plate.
Curried Chicken & Apple Salad
- 2 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into stripes
- 1 green apple, peeled, cored and cut into cubes
- 1/3 cup veganaise [or mayonnaise]
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 3 teaspoons curry powder
- 2 bunches of scallions, diced
- salt + pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup celery, diced. [husband doesn’t like celery so I left it out]
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
In a medium bowl, mix together chicken, apple, veganaise, raisins, curry powder, scallions, and optional ingredients if you choose. Season with salt + pepper to taste.
Best enjoyed after it’s been refrigerated for 1-2 hours.
Enjoy over a bed of lettuce, on top of crusty bread, or simply as is.
Inspired by Whole Foods
January 11 2012