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Ginger Chicken Salad

From our Rural Electric Co-op magazine. This stuff is wonderful. Very refreshing, and fairly light unless you keep eating it, which is a risk. The ginger is very subtle, and is more apparent if it sits overnight in the fridge. Doubling it is not a risk and ginger lovers may want to go past that, even.

All measurements are volume, sorry, but I did do a conversion.

2 cups (500 ml) chopped cooked chicken. We like a mixture of white and dark meat, but suit yourself.
1 1/2 cups (375 ml) fresh blueberries
1 cup (250 ml) seedless grapes (we cut them in half, chop them if you'd rather) red or green as you prefer.
1 cup (250 ml) chopped celery
1/2 cup (125 ml) slivered almonds We use pecans because we like them better, peanuts might overwhelm it, brazils or macadamias should be fine. This dish has a fairly light flavor.

Dressing:
1/2 cup (125 ml) mayonnaise
1/4 cup (65 ml) sour cream
1 tablespoon (15 ml) fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoon (7.5 ml) lemon zest
1 1/2 teaspoon (7.5 ml) sugar
1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) ground ginger, don't be afraid to use more, but it is interesting at this level
1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml), hell. a pinch of salt, you can always add more. but you'll play hell getting it out.

Whoosh this up in a bowl and then stir it into the meat and fruit and nuts. I like it on a romaine leaf with a little ground pepper and a bit of hot sauce. Ranier cherries also go great in this.

A wonderful dish for hot weather.

L

Comments

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queen_of_snapes
Jun. 27th, 2016 11:34 am (UTC)
You had me at ginger! This sounds delicious and perfect for summer, should summer ever make it to Britain. I'll still give this a try.

Do you reckon freshly grated ginger might be a good idea? For serious gingerphiles?
lash_larue
Jun. 27th, 2016 12:29 pm (UTC)
I think it would be great, and I used to use that in Ginger Cheesecake. I stopped using it there because of the difficulty in getting it evenly distributed and because it affected the texture. That should not be a problem with this.

Shoot, you'll already have a deal of the ingredients on hand for the Pimms, anyway.
queen_of_snapes
Jun. 29th, 2016 09:30 am (UTC)
Haha you know me too well :-)
therealsnape
Jun. 27th, 2016 06:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a great dish, and I'll definitely try it.
lash_larue
Jun. 27th, 2016 09:23 pm (UTC)
It really is lovely. Next Crone gathering I'll make this. That way everyone can eat at the same time.

There will still be ample wine, though, never fear.

L
islandsmoke
Jun. 27th, 2016 09:32 pm (UTC)
This sounds SO good! Gotta try it.
lash_larue
Jun. 28th, 2016 12:50 am (UTC)
You won't regret it.

And thanks for that icon. The chicken salad is not so good as that...

L
minervas_eule
Jun. 27th, 2016 09:50 pm (UTC)
Reading this makes my mouth water: it sounds as if it is absolutely what I love going by the ingredients - now if I only could invite myself to your table when it is already prepared :-). Well, I suppose I'll have to chop it all up myself ;-).
lash_larue
Jun. 28th, 2016 12:52 am (UTC)
Consider that the welcome mat is always out to you. I'll have it ready whenever you show up, given a few hours notice.

And there is lots of gardening opportunity around here.

L
therealsnape
Jul. 20th, 2016 06:12 pm (UTC)


Here's the result. It's close on 90F here today, so a hot weather recipe was just what we needed, and we both loved it. Instead of hot sauce we used sushi ginger - we loved it.

Thanks for a great recipe! We'll make it again.

lash_larue
Jul. 20th, 2016 07:49 pm (UTC)
What a lovely presentation!

I'm glad that you enjoyed it, I'll have to try the sushi ginger myself. I hope Queenie sees this, she'd like that too.

L
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