Chicken Grape Cashew Salad

If you’re making a salad that will be eaten in one sitting, you can mix the mayo right in with everything. But generally we can’t finish the whole salad in one meal and need to make containers of leftovers, so I almost always leave out the mayo and mix it separately per serving. If you mix the mayo with the whole salad and then make leftovers after, it does tend to get slimy fairly quickly, FYI.

If you’re making this gluten free, it’s naturally gluten free as long as you use a new jar of mayo or one that’s dedicated gluten free (so you don’t get crumbs from previous sandwich making).

Chicken Grape Cashew Salad

  • Servings: 6?
  • Difficulty: easy
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Light and easy, but it does take a little time to cut and assemble everything.

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. Chicken Breasts, cubed and cooked (or 1 rotisserie chicken, pulled)
  • 1 bag Salad or Spinach
  • 1 bunch washed Grapes
  • 1-2 c. Cashews
  • 1-2 stalks fine-cut Celery
  • 1 bunch sliced Green Onions
  • Mayonnaise (or new jar/dedicated gluten free jar)
  • Salt to taste

Directions

Cook cubed chicken, adding salt and pepper to taste. Combine rest of ingredients except mayonnaise in a bowl, generally keeping everything on top of the lettuce because everything will fall to the bottom otherwise. Add mayo separately per portion and mix in, to keep leftovers from getting slimy.


Spinach Pear Salad

We don’t have this salad as much anymore, but for a while we always used to make it with the pears from the Harry and David basket we’d get from our uncle and aunt at Christmas. A nice, fresh salad in the winter.

And luckily the salad dressing is gluten free, so this one is naturally gluten free.

Spinach Pear Salad

  • Servings: 8?
  • Difficulty: easy
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A nice departure from regular iceberg salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag Spinach
  • 1 fresh Pear (sliced small)
  • 6 slices cooked Bacon, chopped
  • ¼ c. Onion, chopped
  • ½ c. Pecans, chopped
  • ¼ c. Craisins
  • ½ bottle Brianna’s Poppy Seed Dressing

Directions

Toss together all ingredients in large bowl.


Broccoli Apple Bacon Salad

Even if you’re not a fan of raw broccoli, the bacon and onion add a wonderful flavor to this fresh salad. It’s a great departure from plain iceberg salad in a bag.

And luckily Brianna’s Poppy Seed Dressing is gluten free, so this whole salad is naturally gluten free.

Broccoli Apple Bacon Salad

  • Servings: 6?
  • Difficulty: easy
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A great bacony departure from regular iceberg salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 bag fresh Broccoli
  • 8 Bacon Strips, cooked and chopped
  • 1 Apple
  • ½ Onion
  • ½ c. Pecans
  • ¼ c. Craisins (optional)
  • ½ bottle Brianna’s Poppy Seed Dressing

Directions

Cook and chop bacon. Then combine all ingredients and toss.