Anyday Picnic Salad

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Serving Size: 
3/4 cup
Cost Per Serving: 
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, diced
  • 1 apple (cored and diced)
  • 1/3 cup celery, chopped (about 1 rib)
  • 1/3 cup light ranch dressing or creamy salad dressing
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped (optional)
  1. Combine chicken, apple, and celery in a medium bowl. Add dressing and pepper and stir to coat. Stir in pecans or walnuts, if desired.
  2. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Serve on a lettuce leaf; spread on bread, tortillas or a sandwich; or spoon into a halved tomato or cucumber.
  • Use 2 cans  (5 ounces each) of water packed tuna instead of cooked chicken, if desired. Drain off the liquid and flake tuna with a fork before adding. Cooked roast beef or pork also can be substituted.
  • Try using 1 cup halved seedless grapes instead of an apple.
  • To make a full meal salad, add 2 cups cooked pasta.
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