1/2 cup finely chopped fresh spinach; OR 3 Tbsps finely chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained
2/3 cup nonfat yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 cup chopped green onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or tarragon, OR 1/2 tsp dried tarragon or dill
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
2 cups diced, cooked white meat chicken
1 -- apple, cored and diced
1 cup (2 oz.) chopped California walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt, if desired
1/4 teaspoon pepper, if desired
-- Several leaves iceberg or other crisp lettuce
4 -- whole wheat pita breads, halved, if making sandwiches
In a large bowl combine the spinach, yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, green onion, dill or tarragon and celery and stir to combine. Add the chicken, apple, and chopped walnuts, blend well, then season to taste with salt and pepper if you wish.
Either serve the salad on a bed of lettuce leaves, or spoon about 1/2 cup of it into each pita half, tuck in a lettuce leaf, and serve.