Are you done with that simple cheese or jam sandwich for lunch every single day? Then continue reading: this super fast chicken salad is easy and very tasty!
The idea for this salad actually arose spontaneously after a morning yoga session. Before class, I often just eat a cracker and a cup of tea, but when I come back home I’m pretty hungry. Then it’s too late to make myself warm oatmeal porridge, but too early to already make a big lunch. Dilemma! 😉
So this morning I made myself a slice of rye bread, and my eyes fell on the Greek yogurt and smoked chicken that I had in the fridge. I hardly ever buy them but I’ve always been fond of salads on a sandwich. My mother used to work at the butcher; they really made the most delicious versions. And at home she often made egg salad with mayonnaise and nutmeg. And then there’s my chicken pesto period: during my college years I lived in Amsterdam with 2 girls; the amount of chicken pesto salad we ate in those years!!
Actually you don’t need that much to make your own salad: yogurt as a base, possibly some mustard or mayonnaise, and then seasonings. Easy peasy, that’s what I also thought this morning while making this delicious smoked chicken salad with apricots and almonds!
Smoked chicken salad with dried apricots and almonds
For approx. 5 sandwiches
- 1 smoked chicken breast, diced
- 250 ml Greek yogurt
- 1 tsp. coarse mustard
- 1 spring onion in half rings
- 8-10 dried apricots into small pieces
- A handful of almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
- Freshly ground pepper
- Handful of lettuce
- Bread to choice
- Mix the yogurt with mustard
- Stir in the sliced chicken, spring onions, apricots and almonds
- Season with freshly ground pepper
- Spread bread with some lettuce leaves
- Divide the chicken salad on the lettuce
It’s really that simple and quick! Also ideal to take to work: keep the salad in a sealed container, and top your sandwich at lunchtime. Much better than a soggy cheese sandwich that has been sitting in your bag all morning right? Bon appetit!