Curry Tahini Chicken Salad
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 ½ teaspoons honey (or maple syrup/stevia)
- 2-3 teaspoons curry powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan/sea salt
- ⅛ – ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2 lb cooked chicken, cubed or shredded
- 2-3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 ½ cups red grapes, halved
- 2-3 green onions, chopped
- Dried cranberries/raisins
- Chopped cashews/walnuts
- Sliced almonds
- In a large mixing bowl, add chicken, celery, grapes, and green onions.
- In a smaller bowl, add all of the dressing ingredients and mix together well.
- Add desired amount of dressing to chicken mixture and toss together.
- Enjoy chicken salad over a bed of greens, on crackers, as a sandwich, with celery stalks, or on its own.
Serves 6. Per Serving (based on using honey and sea salt):
Total Fat: 25g
Total Carbohydrate: 9g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
You can easily make tahini at home by grinding sesame seeds in a food processor or high-speed blender until they turn into a smooth and creamy paste. Unhulled sesame seeds provide extra fiber but will have a more bitter taste than hulled sesame seeds.
Enzymes in fresh lemon juice accelerate the digestive process. Even though lemon juice is acidic, it actually has an alkalizing effect on the body.
Raw honey is a good source of many vitamins and is rich in antioxidants. Its antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve overall immune function.
Curry powder is a versatile spice blend inspired by the flavors of India. While different combinations of spices can be used, it usually includes turmeric, cumin, and coriander.
“Poultry Safety Tips”
- Raw chicken should NOT be rinsed before cooking.
- Wash hands well before & after handling raw poultry.
- Use separate cooking tools for raw & cooked foods.
- Cooked poultry should reach an internal temp of 165F.
Celery is rich in the flavonoid apigenin, which has been found to inhibit tumor initiation, progression, and metastasis in a wide variety of cancers.
Grapes are a rich source of polyphenols and healthy flavonoids, these parts of the grape plant are shown to carry numerous benefits.
Red onions are a rich source of quercetin and anthocyanin, powerful antioxidants that protect the heart and lower inflammation and cancer risk.