This is a very simple chicken salad, minimal ingredients and truly delicious. I loved the sweetness of the grapes with the slight tang of the dressing. I will be making this again and again. I enjoyed my chicken salad on a simple bed of spring mix lettuces. My son ate his on the bread that I made yesterday. With that and a handful of vegetables, his lunch was served. He liked it so much he had two servings and asked if I could make it again tomorrow.
Cashew Chicken Salad with Grapes
Very loosely adapted from a Southern Living recipe
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked pepper
2 cups mixed dark and white meat chicken, cooked and chopped
1 1/2 cups red grapes, halved
1/2 cup cashews, halved and toasted
In a medium size bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken and the grapes and toss gently to coat. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
For the salad, top with toasted cashews right before serving. For the sandwiches, I skipped the nuts.