Curry Chicken Salad

This dish is one of my favorites for lunch. I discovered it on Savory Sweet Life and immediately knew I had to try it….I’ve been hooked ever since!

curry chicken saladI normally make this when I have leftover chicken from dinner, however, it’s just as easy to bake a chicken breast or 2 and eat this salad the same day.

Chicken Curry Salad (Adapted from Savory Sweet Life)

1 boneless chicken breast, cooked & diced pretty small

1/3 cup currants

1/3 cup chopped almonds

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1 Tbsp curry powder

1/2 cup mayo (No Miracle Whip!!)

salt & pepper, as needed

Romaine lettuce (I use hearts of romaine and chop them into bite size pieces)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix thoroughly, and refrigerate for at least an hour to let the flavors combine. To serve, place lettuce in a shallow bowl or plate, and top with 1/2 to 1 cup of chicken salad.

This recipe is easily doubled to use for parties, potlucks, or even several days of lunches for work or home. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Leave a comment and let us know how it turned out!

– Heather


Insalata di Bresola

This light summer salad is one of my favorites at Trattoria Lisana in Driftwood.  But it’s not every day that I can swing by Driftwood, so I had to learn how to make it for myself!  Start off with a basic lemon vinaigrette.  My vinaigrette is as follows:

  • 1/2 C Olive Oil
  • Zest and Juice of one Lemon
  • 1 t Chunky mustard
  • 1 Small Shallot diced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Throw it all in a bowl and whisk together.

Then pick up the ingredients for the salad.

You’ll need the following:

  • 2 C Arugula
  • 5 Slices of Bresola
  • 1-2 t of Lemon vinaigrette
  • Parmesan shavings
  • Garlic bread for serving
Ingredient Notes:
  • Bresola is a dried, cured beef and if you can’t find it, you could easily substitute a high quality salami.
  • If you don’t like the peppery taste of the arugula, you can easily substitute spinach or a spring mix.
Layer the Bresola on the bottom of the plate

Toss the greens with the dressing

Place on the bresola and add a few parmesan shavings

Toast a piece of bread and rub with fresh cut garlic

Get out on the patio with a nice glass of wine and enjoy a summer meal that will fill you up without weighing you down!