Lemon chicken salad for two with pistachios and dates. Copycat Whole Foods lemon aioli chicken salad.
I really want to be one of those ladies who lunch. I’m pretty sure that there are only two requirements to join the club: be a lady and have time for lunch. I think my eyebrows are too big to be considered ‘ladylike’, but with a great hat or side-swept hairdo, I might eke by.
I just wish I had time for lunch. I usually eat lunch standing up in the kitchen. Sometimes it’s my kitchen, sometimes it’s not. Sometimes the lunch is a sad rice cake topped with peanut butter or a handful of dried figs plus a few almonds. Not so ladylike.
A lady’s lunch is balanced, pretty, and always has a touch of sweet–just like this lemon chicken salad for two:
Copycat Whole Food Lemon Chicken Salad for two:
I spy this chicken salad flavor combo at my Whole Foods frequently. I really want to stand in line and wait for a scoop or twelve, but the line is usually too long. So, I grab a pack of figs and almonds and call it lunch. But I just couldn’t shake the flavor combo of lemons, pistachios, and creamy chicken. I whipped up my own version, and stirred in Medjool dates and crisp radishes because, well, because I like them. You too?
If eating raw eggs makes you squeamish, you can easily substitute 1/4 cup of store-bought mayo and stir in the zest of half of a lemon. In this recipe, we’re cutting the mayo with Greek yogurt (because I can’t remember the last time I didn’t stir Greek yogurt into a recipe). Seriously, nothing is safe from my Greek yogurt obsession. I’ve made truffles, a quick pasta dinner, and even breakfast popsicles with it. Oh, and pie (of course). I buy the 4 pound tub o’ Greek yogurt at Costco, and tuck into it like it’s The Hunger Games up in this place.