I made this wonderful Curry Chicken Salad with Raisins and Pine Nuts as an appetizer and it would also make a nice lunch! For an appetizer consider serving with crackers, mini pita bread sliced into smaller pieces, or crusty Italian bread. For lunch use a larger whole wheat pita bread or serve on top of a bed of butter lettuce. However you serve it – this salad is delicious! The measurements are approximate, I tend to add more curry powder since I adore the flavors it brings into a dish! If you can’t find pine nuts or do not care for them substitute another nut but be sure you chop them small because it should accent the dish. Below is a picture of how I served it as an appetizer. It was served with whole grain crackers.
½ tsp Garlic
4 tbsp mayonnaise, Light
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
Chicken Salad Ingredients:
1 cup shredded or finely chopped cooked chicken
1/3 cup small-diced celery
3 tbsp chopped sweet onion
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
2 tbsp raisins (golden preferred)
2 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tsp Curry Powder
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Mini Pita Bread, quartered
In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients. In another bowl, combine the chicken salad ingredients. Add the dressing and blend all the ingredients together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for a couple of hours or overnight before serving to allow the flavors to blend.