Carol Cox - Katie's Summer Salad

2 cups diced cooked chicken (If you're in a hurry, canned chicken or canned turkey will also work well. Be sure to drain first before adding to the other ingredients.)

2 apples, peeled and diced

2 hard-boiled eggs, diced

2 medium carrots, shredded

Mayonnaise or salad dressing

Combine chicken, apples, eggs, and carrots in a large mixing bowl. Add enough mayonnaise or salad dressing to bind the mixture according to your taste.

Arrange on a bed of lettuce or a combination of your favorite salad greens. (It's especially good with home-grown lettuce and baby spinach fresh from the garden!)

As a variation, add dried cranberries, halved grapes, or sunflower seeds.


  1. Hey Carol! Thanks for stopping by.

    I was wondering... can you substitute mustard or ranch dressing for the mayo?

  2. Hi Rhonda! I haven't tried substituting either of those, but I think the ranch dressing would work fine if you add it sparingly and keep tasting as you go. Using mustard alone to bind the other ingredients together would probably be a little overwhelming (maybe even a lot overwhelming LOL), but you could certainly add it in to give the salad a bit more zip. For that matter, this is a great recipe to tweak and add ingredients to give it your own unique twist. Be creative, and have fun!

    Thanks so much for letting me share on your recipe blog! It's so much fun to browse through and get new ideas!