You are here: Home » Recipes » Smartened Up Chicken Salad Smartened Up Chicken Salad Recipe by California Walnut Board Yield 8 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 0 mins Perfect for a summer picnic, in a sandwich, or as a light snack in pita bread. California Walnut Board PrintEmail You can vary the flavor by adding apple, pear, or even apricots instead of grapes. A little cumin or curry powder in the dressing adds an international flair. Ingredients 1/2 cup egg-less, vegan, light canola mayonnaise1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt1 teaspoon lemon zest2 tablespoons white wine vinegar2 tablespoons lemon juice1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper4 cups shredded chicken3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped1 cup thinly sliced celery1 cup red grapes, halved2 tablespoons minced green onions2 tablespoons minced fresh tarragon leaves, optional -- Butter lettuce or radicchio leaves, for serving -- Fresh tarragon leaves, for garnish Instructions In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, yogurt, lemon zest, vinegar, lemon juice, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper; whisk well. Add the chicken, walnuts, celery, grapes and green onion; toss to coat. To serve, spoon the chicken salad into butter lettuce or radicchio leaves and garnish with a sprinkling of tarragon leaves, and serve immediately. Recipe Courtesy of Tina Salter.