Tarragon Chicken Salad

Trader Joe’s gets what they call “champagne grapes” this time of year.  They’re gorgeous, tight bunches of teensy, super-sweet and seedless gems.  I just couldn’t get them out of my mind this week, thinking of them in a variation of a Waldorf salad. Turned out pretty tasty.  I’m losing the light this evening, and alas have but one semi-decent image. 

Creamy avocado, grapes, and pecans with the chicken in a tarragon sauce. Yum.
Creamy avocado, grapes, pecans with the chicken in a tarragon sauce. Yum.

 

Perhaps losing the light foreshadows the coming end to summer. Well, we’re going to enjoy our no-cook late summer supper, and hope you try it, too. 

Tarragon Chicken Salad
Serves 2
Chicken salad with tarragon, mini grapes, pecans and avocado.
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
502 calories
26 g
12 g
45 g
5 g
6 g
248 g
241 g
8 g
0 g
37 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
248g
Servings
2
Amount Per Serving
Calories 502
Calories from Fat 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g
69%
Saturated Fat 6g
31%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 17g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
Cholesterol 12mg
4%
Sodium 241mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 26g
9%
Dietary Fiber 10g
39%
Sugars 8g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A
21%
Vitamin C
42%
Calcium
9%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Tarragon Chicken Salad
For the sauce
  1. 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  2. 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  3. 1 Tbsp. rice or white balsamic vinegar
  4. 1 Tbsp minced fresh tarragon leaves
  5. Fresh ground pepper to taste
For the Salad
  1. ½ c. diced celery
  2. ½ c. diced sweet onion
  3. ¼ c. minced parsley
  4. ¼ c. chopped pecans
  5. ½ c. “champagne” grapes, or seedless grapes sliced in half
  6. ½ avocado, diced
  7. 1 ½ c. diced leftover roast chicken
Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together the sauce ingredients until mixed. Stir in the rest.
  2. Bon appétit!
Notes
  1. Lovely on a bed of mesclun or other soft lettuces, or on a crunchy baquette.
  2. You'll notice there's no salt - feel free to add it if you think it's needed. Using jarred mayo and rotissimat chicken, I didn't.
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calories
502
fat
45g
protein
5g
carbs
26g
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