One year later, I still have my food blog and have loved every minute of it. Who knew writing recipes, posts and photography would be so much fun! Thanks for everyone’s support. I hate the word “journey” (so over used, and just lame) so I will say such a great learning experience! There is much more to blogging than meets the eye! Shout outs to Lea Ann Brown over at www.highlandsranchfoodie.com and Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack at www.muybuenocookbook.com for being such great inspirations and food blog guru queens willing to share their knowledge and expertise! You gals rock it and are truly great ladies that I am proud to call friends! You guys pushed me over the edge to go for it and start a blog. It’s been a great edge to jump off of, feet first, of course! Thanks you ladies!
So with all the “ah shucks” items off my plate, Cherry Chicken Salad is on it now! As I may have mentioned in the past, I am a tennis addict. I play at least 5 days a week. sometimes up to ten matches in a week, depending on tournament schedules and the like. I’m nuts, but loath the gym. One of the perks of tennis, besides the team aspect, it’s really social. After all our home matches we host a picnic. This one happens to be a lunch. All the team members bring something to share. Today I brought Cherry Chicken Salad. Fortunately, all the gals on my team are on board for bringing yummy things for everyone to enjoy. Other teams always look forward to coming to our courts because they know that they will eat well!
I was going make a chicken salad anyway because everyone likes it and it’s easy to make mini sandwiches and then I saw my bag of cherries. Beautiful cherries. I had to incorporate them into this chicken salad. In the past, I have used dried cherries, so why not fresh ones? A different variation instead of the typical grapes! The fresh dill from the garden is an added bonus! I hope you try this Cherry Chicken Salad, it turned out really yummy!
- 1 cup celery diced small
- 1/4 cup red onion diced small
- 1 cup sliced fresh cherries
- 2 cups diced cooked chicken
- 1/2 cup toasted almond slices
- 1/2 cup mayonaise
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tbs chopped fresh dill
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Put all ingredients into a large bowl and mix well. Readjust the seasoning if necessary.
- Serve as a sandwich or as a salad.
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) says
And by the way, you should have borrowed my pitter. I bought it two years ago from Complete Gourmet and it’s not touched a cherry. I need to dig that thing out and see if it works good.
Thanks! It wasn’t too much of a pain slicing around the pit! Also, I need another kitchen gadget like a hole in my head! LOL!
Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) says
Ah shucks……..! 🙂 And thanks so much for the shout out. It’s been a fun time helping you with your blog. Cherries in chicken salad!!! Brilliant. And the cherries have been so good this year. Your photo is beautiful. Makes me want to reach right into my computer screen and grab that sandwich. Pinned.
Your help with everything has been invaluable! Thanks and you are right about the cherries- if you rush over to Whole Foods they are on sale today- $1.99 a pound. Just got a bag today! 🙂
Gladys Pilz says
Hi Heather! Tried the cherry chicken salad tonight…totally YUM!!! Grapes in chicken salad are old hat, but cherries…brilliant!!!
Yeah! I just had to use the cherries! They are amazing this year! Hope to see you soon! 🙂
Yvette - Muy Bueno says
Sounds delicious and so refreshing with this hot weather. Thank you for the shout out girl. I wish you lots of happiness with your blog. I’m always here if you ever need advice — I’m a phone call away. Best wishes!
Thanks Yvette! Over 1200 people saw my post, hope it trickles over to your site! 🙂
I don’t like the walnut/grape version of chicken salad but oddly I think that I’d like this combination because of the cherry. Nice spin!
It turned out great! The tennis gals like it too!