Thursday, May 29, 2014

Paleo Chicken Salad with Almond Honey Mustard


About a year ago, my husband and I tried the Paleo diet. That meant no dairy, grains, legumes, refined sugar, or anything processed. We ate a lot of meat, veggies, fruit, nuts, and eggs. Yes, it was difficult to get used to at first, but it got easier. We ended up loving the diet. I mean, who doesn't love a diet where it is okay to eat bacon?

The diet fell apart when we had 20 million visitors over the summer. That happens here in Alaska. No one wants to visit in the winter. (Winter happens to be our favorite season though.)

Anyway, although we are not strictly eating Paleo anymore, I still use a lot of Paleo recipes. This chicken salad was one of our favorite lunches. Instead of mayo or even Greek yogurt, this salad is dressed with an almond butter-honey mustard mixture. I love that it is completely different from your typical chicken salad. Give it a try! 

Paleo Chicken Salad with Almond Honey Mustard
Servings: 3-4

2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or cubed (about 1 rotisserie chicken)
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup red grapes, halved
1/2 cup apple, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup plain almond butter
2 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp. dijon mustard (to taste)

Place the chicken, celery, grapes, apples, walnuts, and red onion in a medium bowl. 

In a small bowl, whisk the almond butter, honey, and dijon (to taste) together until smooth. Add to the bowl with the chicken and toss to coat. 

Source: adapted from meganlierman.com

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