I love chicken/tuna salad. Mom makes her tuna salad with relish, eggs, mayo, onions, Lawry’s, Garlic Powder and a little bit of celery. I love her recipe. It’s one of my favorite comfort foods.

I wanted to be more original and find veggies and new flavors. Here are a few suggestions!

Chicken Salad

If you have chicken breasts or access to a whole chicken (and the patience to clean the carcass), they make for the best salad. Canned varieties are okay, but they lack adequate flavor.

I had a lunch container with chicken from dinner last night and no fixins 🙁 I even got a baguette from Atwater’s. I had to do something for lunch. The salad bar at work has good variety so I got creative.

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Salad Bar Chicken Salad w/ Baquette

Salad Bar
I added marinated mushrooms and the three bean salad 🙂 Horseradish!!!

 

 

 

 

Apple Curry
At home, I made a version with apple, red bell pepper, curry seasoning, salt, pepper, and a little bit of mayonnaise. I ate this in some endive leaves 🙂 Mmmm 🙂

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Apple Curry Chicken Salad

Tuna Salad

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Tuna Salad Sandwich with Roasted Veggies

I made a tuna salad sandwich the other night with shredded carrot, ginger, leek, thai basil, salt, pepper, and a little mayo 🙂 It was a great main dish with the Carrot Ginger White Bean Soup 🙂

I’ve done tuna salad with my mom’s recipe, but I used wasabi mayo instead of Hellmann’s. So delicious!!

 

More than just sandwiches, you can eat your salad over crackers, endive, leafy greens, or all alone. I saw a recipe for tuna salad with hummus and tabbouleh. Mayo is not the most healthy condiment. Experiment with different flavors. Mash avocado!

How do you make your chicken/tuna salad?

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