Summer Chicken Salad take 2 – Cherry Orange Chicken Salad (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Tree nut-Free, Peanut-Free, and Nightshade-Free)

One of my food preparation tips is to make extra chicken whenever you are baking chicken.  And then make chicken salad. Every week I try to make a sandwich salad (ham, chicken, tuna). Often I eat these on a bed of garden greens instead of bread.  I have so much lettuce growing right now and am on the second sewing of mustard greens in my garden so I have been eating a ton of greens.  I have chard that I need to harvest and am looking for ideas of what to do with it since this is the first year I have had a good harvest of chard.

When I saw cherries on sale at my favorite fruit stand I knew this would be this weeks sandwich salad. If you really like citrus add some orange zest to this recipe, but I feel it is overpowering and you loose the cherries.  I used two types of chives (regular and garlic) instead of onions, but you could use whatever allium you have on hand.

Enjoy the summer!

Cherry Orange Chicken Salad

  • Servings: Approx. 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Cherry Orange Chicken Salad
Cherry Orange Chicken Salad – Summer Chicken Salad take 2, Cygnet Organizing LLC

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast, shredded
  • 1 cup chopped celery (or some lovage)
  • 1 cup chopped cherries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup orange segments
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (nightshade-free)
  • 1/8 cup chives, either regular or garlic (1/2 cup onion)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients. Enjoy on bread or with salad greens!
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Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad (Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Nightshade-Free)

I love this salad and have made it for multiple potlucks and parties. The dressing is what makes the salad. It is creamy and garlicy and wonderful!

I make it both with chickpeas and without. I often cut up the veggies the night before and make the dressing right before the event. Since the dressing is avocado base it does turn a little gray after 24 hours. Leftovers still taste good!

Enjoy this yummy salad.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad

  • Servings: Approx. 8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Salad Ingredients

  • 1-2 cups Broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cups Cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup Corn (I use frozen)
  • 1 can Chickpeas, drained and rinsed (optional)
  • 1/4 cup red/purple Onion, diced
  • 1/8 cup Parsley, finely chopped
  • Chives for garnish

Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 cups Avocado
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 tsp Coconut Aminos
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  1. To prepare salad combine all salad ingredients.
  2. To make dressing put all dressing ingredients in food processor and blend till creamy.
  3. Combine dressing and salad, garnish with chives.
  4. Enjoy!