You are currently viewing Curried Chicken Salad with Apple Rounds

Curried Chicken Salad with Apple Rounds

Ready in just 20 minutes, these crunchy apple sandwiches are a gluten-free, low-fat twist on the classic curried chicken salad. Apples have several benefits for heart health. They’re high in fiber, which helps reduce cholesterol, and contain flavonoids: inflammation-fighting compounds that have been linked to lower risk for heart disease and cancer. Studies also suggest that nutrients in apples may also help reduce blood pressure. Turmeric (the compound that gives curry its yellow color) also has anti-inflammatory properties, supports heart health and may help improve memory, studies suggest.

½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons tahini
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons curry powder
¼ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
2 cups cooked, skinless, boneless chicken breast, diced
¼ cup cashews, chopped
1 scallion, diced
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
4 large, crisp red apples
8 small Boston or Bibb lettuce leaves

Whisk together the yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, curry powder and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir in chicken, cashews, scallion and celery. Core the apples and slice into ½-inch thick rounds with skin on, for a total of 16 rounds. Place a lettuce leaf on 8 of the apple rounds and top with about ⅓ cup of chicken salad. Top with remaining apple rounds to create sandwiches and enjoy! Serves four. Adapted from