Enjoy this light, crunchy Cherry Almond Chicken Salad for lunch, it’s perfect as a sandwich, on crackers or top salad greens!
My preschooler is quite the picky eater, gone are the days of her eagerly eating whatever healthy food is placed on her plate. That means I have to get pretty creative most days to get her to still eat healthy without thinking she is being made to do so. Lucky for me almonds are one snack we can always agree on, she eats them almost everyday!
We have yet to find a flavor of Blue Diamond Almonds we don’t love and the lightly salted ones are our newest obsession. Whether we are playing at the park with friends, hanging at the pool or headed to the library for more summer reading, we always have a few snacks and most of the time a picnic ready to be enjoyed. When we are busy in the summer heat, we like to keep our food light, but satisfying to fuel our fun, because everyone knows you can have so much more fun if you aren’t hungry.
The sweet, tartness of the fresh cherries is the perfect complement to the crunchy texture of the almonds and green apples in this quick, delicious almond chicken salad. Spread it on a slice of bread, enjoy it in a pita, on crackers or all by itself, trust me you’re going to fall in love with it too. Pack it up in your cooler with a some fresh fruit and drinks and head out for your next adventure.
Wherever your adventures this summer lead you, this Cherry Almond Chicken Salad is a quick delicious snack or lunch that is perfect for on the go. I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does!
Cherry Almond Chicken Salad
Yield 6 servings
- 2 c shredded cooked chicken
- 1 c cherries, pitted and chopped
- 1/2 c Lightly Salted Blue Diamond Almonds, chopped
- 1/2 c green apple, chopped
- 1/3 c Vidalia onion, diced
- 1/2 c + 2 Tbs plain lowfat yogurt
- 1/4 tsp sweet basil, dried
- salt & pepper to taste
- In a mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients and stir to coat.
- Serve immediately as sandwiches, on crackers or atop salad greens.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, serve chilled.
Courses salad, main dish
Disclosure – This “Flavor Your Adventure” post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. For more snack ideas to “Flavor Your Adventure” this summer, visit Blue Diamond Almonds on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.