- 1 T avocado oil
- 1 T curry powder
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 T lemon juice
- 2 T or sweetener of choice
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 onion, diced
- 4 chicken breasts, diced into cubes
- 6 celery stalks, diced
- 1 bell pepper, sliced and diced
- 1 apple, cubed
- 9 dried apricots, cut in small cubes
- 1 cup walnuts, halves or pieces
- salad greens or grilled greens of choice
- Heat the oil in a non-stick pan or skillet. Add the onion, curry powder and turmeric. Salute 1-2 minutes or until onions are tender. Add lemon juice, sweetener and salt. Simmer over medium heat until sauce begins to thicken, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir the yogurt into the cooled sauce; set aside.
- If the chicken needs to be cooked, use the same pan used to cook the onions/curry sauce. Fresh chicken should take 5-8 minutes to cook throughout. If the chicken is already cooked, cut it up into small chunks.
- In a large bowl, toss the chicken, celery, bell pepper, apple and dried apricots. Add the veggie and chicken mixture to the sauce and toss until evenly coated.
- Serve the chicken mix on a bed of greens or with grilled vegetables on the side.
- Garnish with chopped apple, apricots, red peppers or walnuts
This is the perfect make-ahead salad for the work week. It stays fresh in the fridge for 3-4 days and will be sure to please the whole family. The salad is featured here with fresh kale as a base (mostly just for decoration ;), but it can be plated with any type of salad green or even cooked greens.
Typically, commercial curried salads are made with LOTS of MAYONNAISE. Although the mayo does provide a delectable texture and flavour, there are other alternatives that are much friendlier to your waistline and arteries.
ENTER……GREEK YOGURT. The extra thick and creamy texture of greek yogurt is an excellent replacement for mayo. In addition to lowering the fat content, it also boosts both the protein and calcium content of the dish. I’m not picky about the fat % – anything between 0-4% will work well.However, if you are a mayo fan and want to include it in this dish try going 50% mayo and 50% greek yogurt. The walnuts are a good flavour-complement to the apples and provide plant-based omega-3 fats. Adding healthy fats and ensuring enough protein in the salad is a great strategy to keep you feeling fuller for longer.