If you are like me the basil is at it's peak and
just screaming to be used in so many recipes!
This wonderfully refreshing chicken salad
is perfect for using that basil in.
Basil has to be one of my favorites. Wish it could winter over
but last year I did cut a sprig off and put it in a cup of
water. It sprouted and we had fresh basil in the kitchen
The flavors of lemon and basil are wonderful together
and everything is accentuated by the punch of
toasted almonds. I ate way too much of this!
Lemon Basil Chicken Salad
3 C. cubed grilled chicken
3/4 C. mayonaise
1/4 C. sour cream
1/2 C. fresh basil (measure without cutting up the leaves)
1 T. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stalk celery, finely diced
1/2 C. toasted slivered almonds
Place the mayo, sour cream, fresh basil and lemon juice
in the bowl of your food processor and pulse until the
basil is finely minced. Place that in a large bowl and
stir in the cubed chicken, celery, toasted almonds and
salt. Stir to blend. Cover and refrigerate for at least
an hour for flavors to blend.
Serve as is or on croissants for a sandwich.
This was so yummy as it is, that I couldn't
do anything but eat it with a fork and I
am going to have to make it again soon
while the basil is here!
I do like that in our market you can buy fresh basil in a little
potted plant during the winter months, but try this out
now when you have your own basil.