Rainbow Chicken Salad w/ Almond Honey Mustard Dressing

Apologies for the long absence.  I’m… in a funk.  Or something.  Anyway, I have a few draft posts queued up, so I should be at least a little bit better about posting semi-regularly (hopefully, hah).

I rarely get excited about salads, but this one is pretty delicious.  I actually look forward to eating it at lunch time.

Rainbow Chicken Salad w/ Almond Honey Mustard Dressing | A Nerd Cooks


This recipe was adapted slightly from Pinch of Yum.

You’ll need:

For the salad (makes 1 salad)-

  • 2 oz. cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used a rotisserie chicken, cut it all up and portioned it out for the week, getting about 4 salads-worth out of it)
  • 1 cup grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup feta
  • 1/4 cup almonds, slivered or chopped
  • lettuces/greens of your choice (I used a mix of baby spinach, baby arugula, and baby kales)

For the dressing (makes enough for 3-4ish salads)-

  • 3 tbs almond butter (peanut butter is delicious here too)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tbs water
  • 1 tbs stoneground mustard
  • 1/2 tbs honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 large garlic clove

In a large bowl, assemble the salad.  You can arrange the toppings by ingredient on top of the greens like I did, or just mix it all together from the start, since that’s how it’s probably going to end up anyway.  Set aside.

In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients for the dressing.  Puree until smooth.  Taste and adjust the seasonings accordingly.

Pour the dressing over the salad and serve.


One thought on “Rainbow Chicken Salad w/ Almond Honey Mustard Dressing

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