My family will be seeing more of this salad in the refrigerator now that mild weather is FINALLY here. It is the time of year when heavy, rib-sticking meals make way for leaner, healthier dishes. This chicken salad makes a lighter fare a satisfying and filling option.
If you look at the recipe you will notice one missing ingredient in these pictures—olives. I had every intention of using them but discovered that there were none in the house when I started to make the salad. As I had a busy morning and was running short on time and was trying to beat the clock before I lose adequate natural light for my photo shoot (which can still take an excrutiatingly lengthy amount of time), I opted not to run out to the store to get olives. Please do me favor and pretend they are there.
The Parmesan crisps in the center of the salad are an optional garnish which I highly recommend. They are crunchy, cheesy, nutty, and have a kick. They are also easy to make. I will show you how I made them in next week’s post. Come back then to check out the recipe!