I love both tuna and chicken salad, but I don't like any sweet stuff encroaching on tuna. Chicken salad, on the other hand, is well-served by fruit and nuts. One of my favorite recipes is this curry-flavored version made with red grapes, green onions, and walnuts, which combine to make an exciting and exotic filling for Middle Eastern-style flatbreads or pita.Better yet, this chicken salad is actually healthy: it's made with nonfat yogurt and lowfat mayonnaise. With so many intense flavors, you won't miss the full-fat mayo. Though I forgot the lettuce the first go-round, I added it the second time I made these, and it provides a nice bit of texture. Check out more photos and get the recipe.
2 teaspoons curry powder (preferably Madras-style) Serves 4.
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain nonfat yogurt
2 teaspoons mango chutney
1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
3 cups 1/2-inch pieces cooked skinless boneless chicken breast
1 cup halved seedless red grapes
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/3 cup walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped
4 large curly lettuce leaves
4 Middle Eastern flatbreads or pita pockets
2 teaspoons curry powder (preferably Madras-style)