I am overdue for a picnic, but the West Texas weather hasn’t been cooperating lately. It’s usually scorching hot or high winds, but this week, rain graced the South Plains. We needed the moisture, but it drowned any plans of an outdoor picnic.
Saturday is forecasted to be perfect– Partly Cloudy and around 86* at lunch.
Here’s the Cool Country Chicken Salad recipe I mixed up to bring.
This rustic chicken salad is a perfect picnic pack with a bottle of Moscato.
The crunchy cucumber and Dijon mustard add a light crisp to the toasted pecans.
1 cup chicken, shredded (about one breast)
1 teaspoon rosemary
Salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons Mayo (I used Miracle Whip)
2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard (I used Grey Poupon Country Dijon, a course-ground mustard)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup cucumber
1/3 cup pecans, toasted
Mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
Serve on artisan bread, like a ciabatta or French country boule, with fresh baby arugula.