Serve this chunky salad with pita wedges or pita chips. Purchase pita chips or make your own by spraying pita wedges with cooking spray, sprinkling them with a little shredded Parmesan cheese, and baking them at 400° for about 10 minutes.
2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast (about 1 pound)
1 1/4 cups chopped seeded cucumber
1/2 cup matchstick-cut carrots
1/2 cup sliced radishes
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 green leaf lettuce leaves
4 (6-inch) whole wheat pitas, each cut into 8 wedges
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine mayonnaise and next 5 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add mayonnaise mixture to chicken mixture; stir until combined.
Place 1 lettuce leaf on each of 4 plates; top each leaf with about 1 cup chicken mixture. Place 8 pita wedges on each serving.
Very yummy! I feel like the mayo could be substituted for something dairy-based, like a little plain yogurt, but it was fine. I added oregano instead of cilantro, some freeze--dried chives, a couple splashes of lemon juice, and used celery salt because we have it. Also, didn't have radishes. Stuffed the chicken salad into the pita pockets, but ate it like a regular salad. Very yummy and light!
This chicken salad was a amazing and a refreshing change to normal chicken salad.
I used less carrots than called for - subbed curry powder for the cumin (I don't like it) and added a dash of red pepper flakes for a little bite.