I couldn't decide what to make for lunch today. I was tired of my usual lunch-meat sandwich. Didn't want a salad. Didn't have time to hardboil eggs and do an egg sandwich. Didn't feel like tuna. Hrm. What to do?
Go to Epicurious.com. Browse "Quick and Easy" category. Select "Lunch." Browse.
Hmmm..."Chicken and Cherry Sandwich." Interesting. I have everything but bread and chicken, I could zip by the store and whip it up quickly no problem. LET'S DO IT!
The result: I give it my full endorsement. It was DELICIOUS. My only change was that I substituted dried oregano and thyme for the tarragon. Decided I'm not so hip on tarragon. I also don't enjoy celery as much as I do cucumbers, so I used those instead. They worked perfectly!
Enjoy the photos - I enjoyed the sandwich!!!
SELF | October 2008By Marge Perry
Cherries, a good source of cancer-fighting antioxidants, add a surprising fruity flavor to this chunky classic from Conlan. Bonus: Walnuts provide healthy fats.Yield: Makes 4 servings
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or 1 1/2 teaspoon dried
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups chopped roasted chicken breast
2 celery stalks, chopped
1/3 cup chopped dried cherries
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped shallots
4 lettuce leaves
8 slices toasted whole-grain bread
Combine mayonnaise, tarragon, lemon juice and pepper in a bowl. Toss chicken, celery, cherries, walnuts and shallots in another bowl. Stir in mayonnaise dressing. Place 1 lettuce leaf each on 4 slices of bread. Divide chicken salad among sandwiches; top with remaining bread.
CHANGES I MADE: Used 1 1/2 tsp of a mix of oregano and thyme instead of tarragon; used cucumbers instead of celery; toasted sourdough bread and drizzled some high-quality olive oil on it. Yum.