Chicken Waldorf salad

I have a friend whose cooking always inspires me. She makes this delicious chicken salad for packed lunches, which is where I got the idea. I haven’t asked her about the ingredients, I just played it by taste and I think I have it somewhere near. I guess you could use all mayonnaise but I think the Greek yoghurt lightens it.

It’s absolutely lovely. I sometimes even have it for brunch as it is packed with protein and fibre and keeps me full for ages. It would also be great for a picnic.


  • couple of handfuls of pre-cooked, and torn,  chicken – either leftovers from roast chicken or any cooked chicken you have around, or buy.
  • 1 stick of celery, very finely sliced
  • 4-5 tablespoons of sultanas
  • a handful of chopped walnuts
  • about 2 tbsps of fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 dessert spoons of plain Greek-style yoghurt. Get the Greek *style* as it isn’t as tangy
  • 1 heaped dessert spoon of mayonnaise
  • sea salt, a scant level teaspoon
  • a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
  • half a teaspoon of clear runny honey – optional
  • absolutely tiny squeeze of lemon 

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Carefully combine all the ingredients except a bit of dill (which you need as a garnish). Serve in a good-looking bowl.

That’s it!

Nutrition Info


Chicken is one of the best sources of vitamin B3, otherwise known as niacin. Niacin is vitally important for energy production, changing protein, fat and carbohydrate into usable energy. In particular niacin helps convert starches, stored in the liver and muscles, into energy. It also plays an antioxidant role, helping to stop damaging free radicals from doing their nasty cell-destroying deeds.


Good honest nutrition

Mr. Hamilton : Would you make me a Waldorf Salad?
Basil Fawlty : [having never heard of it] I beg your pardon?
Mr. Hamilton : Get me a Waldorf Salad.
Basil Fawlty : Well, I think we just ran out of Waldorfs!

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