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Apple Chicken Cucumber Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

I love salad. I try to eat it once a day. Twice a day if I’m lucky. 🙂 Salads are not only super healthy, but also incredibly cheap. A head of lettuce is like a dollar at the store. Awesome. And the sunflower seeds, raisins and cucumber were all under a dollar individually. Why are salads usually so expensive at restaurants? I never have quite figured that one out yet. This way you get a way more salad for a quarter of the price.

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Apple Chicken Cucumber Salad

I like to mix and match different food items together, I mean that’s what a salad is, right? Just throw in the stuff you have lying around the house. But this Apple Chicken Cucumber Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing is one of my favorites. It has sweet aspects from the apples, raisins and honey, and spicy aspects from the mustard and spices. And then the chicken and sunflower seeds really kick out the flavor. And what I think brings it all together? The chopped boiled eggs. They’re the bridge between the dressing and the salad. You would’ve never thought these ingredients would go so well together, but they do!

Usually the most unhealthy part of a salad is the dressing. But this dressing is non-fat and only sweetened with a little bit of honey. Cha-ching! Now you finally have an excuse to eat like a pig. I saved a little portion for Ky, but I essentially ate it all when I turned off the camera. It’s just too delicious. I guess I just found my excuse. 😉

Chicken Salad 4

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Salad Ingredients:

1 lettuce head

1/2 cup cucumber

1 apple, chopped

1 grilled chicken, chopped

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cut raisins

2 boiled eggs, chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

2 Tbsp yellow mustard

3 Tbsp honey

1/2 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp lemon juice

Preparation:

Put all salad ingredients into a large bowl. Mix the dressing ingredients well. Chill the dressing ingredients if you desire before pouring onto salad.

Enjoy!