We've been trying to change some of our eating habits since Thanksgiving. Lon and I took on whole 30. We feel great and I think we've even lost weight. Now we are just doing our best to eat well and avoiding sugars and processed foods. This chicken salad is a go-to for us. It doesn't taste like a diet and it's jam packed with the protein my body needs for fuel.
This salad is the perfect balance of sweet and hot. I love a little sweet with curry, actually I love curry anyway. But, the pears and raisins make this salad taste like a real treat.
Curried Chicken and Pear Salad
2 chicken breasts cooked and shredded or 1 can of white meat chicken drained well
1 - 2 tsp. good curry powder
1/4 cup mayo (I use the whole 30 olive oil recipe)
juice of half a lemon
1/4 cup red onion finely chopped.
2 pears chopped
2 tbsp. raisins
1/4 cup cashews
salt and pepper to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. I LOVE curry and the heat, so I probably add even more then 2 tsp. of curry powder. Refrigerate and serve on a bed of baby spinach for extra greens. I store this salad in an air tight container in the fridge to give me lunch for about 3 days.
I'm not sure if you come to O+P for recipes, but I really just like to cook and spend a lot of time in the kitchen each day. Would you be interested in some of the Whole 30 type meals we are eating regularly? I'd be happy to share.