Summer arrives

I know the stars say we’re not there yet, but by my personal gauge, summer is here. It’s hot. It’s dry. The days are long. And did I say hot?

So, we’ve adjusted our menu: summer chicken salad, with grapes and apples, and with the mayo cut with some plain yoghurt. Mmmm!


  1. jcburns says:

    For those playing at home, the chicken salad works great with turkey, too!

  2. kayak woman says:

    Can you post the recipe? Or are the ingredients basically the recipe. Sounds like something Whole Foods sells.

  3. Sammy says:

    Hmmm. I started from a recipe, but I can’t find it any more, so it’s the ingredients & your own sense of proportion.
    I baked/roasted some de-fatted turkey thigh pieces that had been salted & peppered, then put them in the fridge to chill. More flavor than breast meat, but your choice. I don’t like celery much, so I didn’t include that, although some would have been okay. Seedless grapes (maybe a scant half-pound). Red pepper (1 good-sized pepper). Green onion. Cubed poultry (bought about 3 lbs). Apple chunks, Granny Smith this time (2 apples). Could add a bit of fresh herbs, basil, thyme, parsley, your choice (I didn’t). Mix about 1/3 plain yoghurt & 2/3 mayonnaise (to cut the mayo), added salt and pepper (perhaps a total of 2/3 cup this time). Stir together and compose a portion on a plate over a bed of lettuce torn into bite-sized chunks—or skip the lettuce and dig in! Keep the dressing amount light and it’s like eating a fruit salad with protein, not gummy or heavy, and lovely when chilled. Could add nuts, I suppose, toasted would be best, but I didn’t.
    Lemme know if you try it!

  4. frooogy says:

    grok grok grok. even sounds good to me ‘n’ Green Guy. Speakin’ o’ which, I better go wake ‘im up! grok grok. Goin’ off-line now. Seeya later.