No Bread Chicken Salad

This quick and tasty lunch whips up quickly (with leftovers) and is flavorful enough that you won’t miss the bread. Serve for lunch, dinner, or at a party.

No Bread Chicken Salad

1/2 c. beluga lentils, cooked (or any other sturdy lentil that doesn’t turn to mush)
1/2 c. cooked chicken (I used shredded leftover baked chicken)
1/2 apple, chopped (use your favorite kind – mine is Fuji or Gala)
1/2 rib celery, diced
1 small carrot, diced
2 Tbsp. mayo (I use the olive oil type)
1 tsp. capers
1 Tbsp. Horseradish Relish (see recipe below)
Handful hazelnut gremolata
Salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Salt & pepper to taste. Serve chilled or room temperature alone or with an accompaniment.

Horseradish Relish

2 Tbsp. beet horseradish
1 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. rice vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
1 Golden Delicious apple, peeled and grated
1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and grated
Salt & pepper to taste

Stir all ingredients together. Salt and pepper to taste. Goes great with steak, chicken, or fish. Since making it as a steak condiment, I have been tossing a Tablespoon or so in here and there almost everywhere. This relish has a great bright, tangy heat that brings a lot of kick to any party.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s