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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Tzatziki Chicken Salad

  • cooked chicken breasts, diced
  • apples, cored and diced
  • dried cranberries
  • pine nuts
  • tzatziki *
  • baby spinach leaves
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • apple butter **
  • mandarin orange segments

Notes on the Ingredients:

* One day I will figure out my own tzatziki recipe. Until then, the thickest, garlickiest tzatziki I have found is Skotidakis Tzatziki.

** Commercially prepared apple butters are often flavoured with spices such as cinnamon - which are fine for this recipe - but please choose an unsweetened variety. Apples are sweet enough on their own!


Mix oil, vinegar & apple butter together.
Toss spinach leaves with vinaigrette.
Mix chicken, apples, cranberries & pine nuts with tzatziki.
Line serving plates with spinach.
Heap chicken salad on top of spinach.
Garnish with mandarin orange segments.

This chicken salad also works well as a spread for sandwiches.

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