Chicken Salad with Olives and Walnuts

Ingredients:

  • 2Tbsp of minced shallots
  • 2Tbsp of fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • sea salt and ground pepper
  • 2 cups of cooked diced chicken
  • 1 cup of halved olives (the original recipe used grapes…but they are really high in sugar, so I exchanged them for olives so you get an added amount of good fat. You can either omit the olives or use a lower glycemic fruit instead like blueberries or mandarin oranges)
  • ½ cup of chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup of diced celery
  • 2 Tbsp of fresh chopped parsley

Instructions:

  1. Add shallots and lemon juice to medium bowl. Whish in olive oil slowly until dressing is emulsified. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Add chicken, olives, walnuts, celery and parsley to bowl with dressing. Toss and combine.
  3. Put inside a lettuce leaf and enjoy for lunch!

Adapted from cookeatpaleo.com

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