¼ cup plain nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
¼ teaspoon salt-free dried Italian spice blend or dried thyme, dried basil or both combined
2 cups shredded chicken from skinless breast of a rotisserie-cooked chicken or 2 (10 oz.) cans salt-free white meat chicken, drained
3 tablespoons chopped unsalted, unoiled walnuts (or whatever nuts are on sale)
½ cup halved seedless grapes or no sugar added dried fruit like prunes or cranberries
1 red (sweeter) or green (more tart) apple, finely chopped
1 head lettuce (green leaf, red leaf or romaine), chopped into small pieces
½ cucumber, chopped (optional to seed or peel)
1 large tomato, chopped
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil or canola oil
1 tablespoon red vinegar, white vinegar, or lemon juice
Cooking Tips: If you like sweetness, grab a red apple; if sour-tart is more your thing, pick a green one. Also, chopped apples will turn brown very quickly, but the yogurt in the chicken salad will stop this from happening.
Keep it Healthy: Combining a little light mayonnaise with no-fat yogurt is a great way for a delicious and still tasty salad.
Storage Tip: When nuts are on sale, buy more than needed and store in a sealable bag in the freezer to keep fresh.
Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit heart.org/simplecooking.