2 cucumbers, peeled and cubed
2 kirby cucumbers, cubed
2 stalks of celery, chopped
20 grapes, halved
1 container "Crunchy mix" bean/lentil sprouts
2 peeled zucchini
Juice of 1/2-1 orange
Blend til smooth in Vitamix.
Food processed ingredients:
1 container clover sprouts
Food process very lightly by pulsing. Apples first, then add in the sprouts.
1 jar homemade celery "salt" to substitute for salt and pepper. (Chopped/dehydrated/blended celery. Here is my video on making celery salt.)
Juice of 1/2-1 lemon, to taste
Chives (very small amount)
Dill (quite a bit)
Parsley (to taste)
Agave nectar (to taste)
Optional: Apple cider vinegar (very small amount)
Optional: 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1) Prepare ingredients.
2) Stir together "mayo" and chunky ingredients, then strain so the mixture is thick like chicken salad, not runny.
3) Stir in food-processed ingredients.
4) Add seasonings to desired flavor. My favorite chicken salad was made by Meijer, so I was trying to get a flavor similar to theirs.
Note: this chicken salad tasted good enough to get my and my hubby's approval without adding in the walnuts. HOWEVER, my favorite part about Meijer's chicken salad was always the pecans and the grapes. So, when I added in a small amount of chopped walnuts, I liked this recipe much better. I chose walnuts because they are the most omega-3 friendly of any nut.
I was trying to stick as closely to 80/10/10 approved ingredients (avoiding gourmet raw ingredients) as possible, though I did end up using a few "gourmet" ingredients to achieve the desired taste. I can say for certain that eating the whole bowl of this by myself (well, hubby helped a little bit), my tummy feels much "heavier" than when I eat only fruits and non-sweet fruits. The beans, even sprouted, have that sort of "weighing down digestion" effect. Nonetheless, it is a fun dish to eat every once in a while.