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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.

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.



( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
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?
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.
Jun. 29th, 2016 09:30 am (UTC)
Haha you know me too well :-)
Jun. 27th, 2016 06:04 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a great dish, and I'll definitely try it.
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.

Jun. 27th, 2016 09:32 pm (UTC)
This sounds SO good! Gotta try it.
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...

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 ;-).
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.

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.

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.

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