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If I had to choose one thing that changed about my eating preferences after living in France, it’s my love of Dijon mustard. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always been a mustard girl – you’ll never catch me putting ketchup on my hot dog. But, after years of eating Dijon mustard, I’m officially converted, and I have been incorporating Dijon mustard into my cooking more and more.
This time I’ve used it to make a Dijon herb chicken salad for all you mayo-haters out there. It’s a light and flavorful change from my usual mayo-based chicken salad. It’s made with a slightly tangy, but not too tangy, Dijon herb vinaigrette, and the salad is loaded with bell pepper, celery, onion – and a surprising hint of cilantro.
You can serve the salad however you choose, but I’ve enjoyed it on thick multi-grain bread with a slice of tomato, in a tortilla wrap with fresh spinach leaves and even on a bed of lettuce. But, it’s great all on it’s own.
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- 2 large chicken breasts, cooked and chopped (about 3 cups)
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 2/3 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 2 – 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons white whine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2–3 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Black pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the chicken salad ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over chicken salad, and stir to combine.
- Calories: 0
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Last Updated on October 28, 2019 by Melissa Belanger