Blueberry-Rhubarb Chicken Salad (Paleo, Gluten free, Dairy free, Nut free)

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Blueberry-Rhubarb Chicken Salad (Paleo, Gluten free, Dairy free, Nut free)

Have you tried rhubarb yet? I met a nice woman at the farmer’s market the other day and we started talking about strawberries and how much we love making all different kinds of things with strawberries…pies, jams, etc., but then I mentioned rhubarb and how the tangy-sweet taste of rhubarb so perfectly compliments strawberries and she stopped talking. She had never tried rhubarb and admitted shyly that she’s afraid to. I thought that was so funny at the time, but then thinking back to that conversation, I think she voiced what a lot of us feel sometimes! How many times have you been to a farmer’s market, or even a grocery store and avoided the strange looking unknown vegetable or purple cauliflower because somewhere deep down you were a little afraid? That fear…of the unknown, of the “strange” or different…that’s real, and it holds us back, from achieving our health and fitness goals, from pursuing our dreams in life, and from trying that delicious rhubarb. I admit, it happens to me. But I want to encourage you to go out this summer to your local market and find and try something new! Buy it, google a recipe, or ask for my advice (if you’re desperate), and let me know how it goes!
Now…back to rhubarb. I was making my weekly batch of chicken salad (it’s a hands down favorite food of mine, always has been, even pre-paleo), and I just thought how delicious rhubarb would be in this, for both its flavor and its crunchy texture (similar to celery). Then I thought it would go so awesomely with a sweet and slightly tart fruit. Well, I was right! Now I can’t stop eating it, so I had to share the recipe. It’s the perfect summer salad. This recipe is originally nut-free, but if you enjoy nuts, I imagine some chopped pecans or walnuts would be great in it. I hope you enjoy it, and if this is your first experience with rhubarb then kudos to you for trying it!
Blueberry-Rhubarb Chicken Salad (Paleo, Gluten free, Dairy free, Nut free)
Ingredients
– 1/2 c rhubarb, diced
– 1 c dried blueberries (I use these)
– 4 c cooked chicken breasts, diced (I boil mine)
– 4 boiled egg whites, diced
Dressing
– 3/4 c mayonnaise (I use this or make my own)
-1T apple cider vinegar
– 2tsp honey
– 2 T chives, chopped
– salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Mix sauce ingredients together in small bowl. In large bowl throw together all other ingredients. Pour sauce into bowl with other ingredients and stir to combine. Refrigerate. It’s that simple! Serve on top of arugula or spinach, and maybe in a yummy wrap like this.

-Suzanne

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