Galganov's Free Recipe for the
Let's go make some fantastic Chicken OR Turkey Salada!
The Background Story
Chicken salad is one of those great dishes that satisfies as a snack or participates in a wonderful, deli-style meal. Serve it on bread, in pita or with crackers. A small bit wrapped in a piece of lettuce is low-carb and wonderfully refreshing.
On the sub-continent we had, in a hotel, American chicken salad. It was diced (to 3/8 inch cubes) chicken with a thin mayonnaise and some celery. They must have gotten the idea from somewhere! Chicken salad can be made with mustard mayonnaise, with no vegetable, with peas - there are so many variations and, as with so many other fine foods, they're all wonderful to somebody.
This recipe is for a relatively conventional, western chicken salad with minced chicken. Where you will find it differs is in the approach to vegetables. We think of chicken salad as a salad - replete with a selection of fresh vegetables. These vegetables contribute flavour, texture and a sense of freshness to the dish. You should experiment - discover what makes, to you, great chicken or turkey salad. What we pictured here are our favourite additions to chicken salad served on a bed of spinach with sliced tomato and some flat-leaf parsley.