Friday, June 22, 2007

Yummy Dessert Salad

Also known as Raspberry Chicken Salad.

Betty Crocker's Healthy New Choices cookbook is where my yummiest healthy recipes come from, that and the 'best of' cooking light seasonal mags. Though this latest summer issue has some yummies in it.

Okay, here goes....


Mixed salad greens (duh, it's a salad) any kind you like
2 cups cooked, cut up chicken breast
1 cup fresh raspberries
1/3 cup thinly sliced celery
pepper optional

1 cup plain fat free yogurt (I used lowfat)
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1 tablespoon rasberry or red wine vinegar (I found a raspberry vinegar dressing)
Mix in blender for 15 seconds on high until smooth.

The dressing is sooo yummy especially if you chill it.

Toss everything together.
Put Raspberry dressing on it.

My daughter LOVED it.
I made a fruit salad for the boys because they don't like raspberries (what is wrong with them?)

This was more filling than I thought it would be, and it is so perfect as a summer dinner. If you want to impress your friends with your healthy cuisine and culinary expertise, I suppose you could add chilled white wine. It's literally refreshing. Considering it was 90 last night here, it was perfect.

For those who think this sort of eating is a waste of time, HA, I'd like to announce that another inch is missing, and I am not looking for it.

I might also point out this also means you must eat a fairly healthy breakfast and lunch...


MommasWorld said...

The next time I am at the grocery store I will pick up rassberries. I have to try this! Sounds great!

Rita said...

Very good salad. I grilled the chicken,used fresh spinach and sprinkled with a few sunflower seeds also. My steak eating husband even liked it ( I used more chicken on his)