i am having a hard time believing that the summer is more than half over. how is it that july is ticking away so quickly?
there have been so many distractions in my world that only lately have i realized how soon i’ll be having this baby. an extra-large belly and pathetic lack of energy now keep me from forgetting. and the heat isn’t helping… so in the middle of an insanely warm summer, i am grateful for refreshing swimming pools and an easy, cool chicken salad always waiting in the fridge.
i love all of the fresh, ripe stone fruits available this time of year. and i’ve always loved throwing fresh and dried fruits into a chicken salad for a sweet bite in the midst of a savory dish. to make it all the more easy, i always take advantage of a cooked, store-bought rotisserie chicken. the hard work is done, just needs to be picked and chopped. and then there’s dukes… if you’ve never tried duke’s mayonnaise, you must. and if you have, you know there’s none better!
Nectarine-Chicken Salad with Cumin
Yield 4 -6 servings
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- dash garlic powder or garlic flakes
- 3 1/2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
- 1 1/2 cups chopped, ripe nectarines
- 1 cup toasted walnuts
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/4 cup currants
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; stir until combined. Serve immediately or chill.