Jul 7, 2009

Summery Chicken Salad with Fresh Fruit

This cool, summer salad has been a personal favorite for many years. It’s a yummy chicken salad that you serve on top of fresh fruit. I love the blend of textures with the chicken, water chestnuts, almonds, celery, and fresh fruit. It’s great to serve on a hot day. This recipe is one that I always associate with my mom because she'd fix it for us to eat out on the back patio or for family picnics.

3 cups cooked chicken, cut in pieces
1 cup diced celery
2/3 cup sliced almonds
6 stuffed green olives, sliced
3 tablespoons vinegar
3 tablespoons onion, grated
3 tablespoons capers
1 cup water chestnuts, sliced
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine the first nine ingredients. Chill for one hour. Add sour cream, mayonnaise, salt, and pepper; then chill for another hour. Sprinkle with paprika. Serve with chunks of cantaloupe, grapes, honeydew, pineapple, watermelon, strawberries, or whatever fresh fruit you prefer.