By Crystal H. Shelton, Senior Scientific Researcher
For a healthy back to school lunch, try this Creamy Chicken Salad. It’s dairy & mayonnaise free, easy to make and your kids will love it!
Creamy Coconut Dressing
•1 (14oz) can coconut milk, full fat
•¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
•1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
•1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted
•⅛teaspoon garlic powder
•Lemon zest (all you can get from one small lemon)
•1 teaspoon lemon juice
•1 cup celery, finely chopped
•1 cup red grapes, halved
•½ cup pecans, chopped
•1 apple, finely chopped
•4oz can mild chopped green chilies
•1 lb. roasted chicken, chopped
For the Creamy Coconut Dressing: Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk well and then set in the fridge to chill while you prepare the salad.
For the Creamy Chicken Salad: Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Add the creamy coconut dressing and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with large lettuce leaves and Dijon mustard.
Calories: 286 Fat: 20 g Carbohydrates: 6 g Sodium: 80 mg Fiber: 2 g Protein: 19 g