|¼ cup||FF mayonaise--Safeway Select Enlighten|
|¼ cup||Chopped celery|
|¼ cup||Chopped raw asparagus tips|
|1 cup||Dry Dixie chicken chunks (these are not real chicken)|
|1 cup||Water to reconstitute|
|1 teaspoon||Chicken flavor powder (Also Dixie--also not real)|
|4 teaspoons||Tomato juice|
|2 teaspoons||Regular or Dijon mustard|
|Celery seed sprinkle|
|4||Chopped egg whites hard cooked (leave out if vegan)|
|1 large||Or 2 small chopped baked potatoes-let them cool off|
|4 teaspoons||Dry chives (fresh are much better)|
|1 teaspoon||Lemon juice|
Reconstitute the "chicken" according to Dixie's instructions. Make sure you cook them for at least 10 minutes medium setting in your microwave. Keep them covered to steam them. Folks, remember, these are not real chicken, but 100% soy.You need to pour off the "gravy" from the chicken or the recipe will be too runny.
Let the "chicken"stand for about 15 minutes after steaming, or they might remain excessively chewy--unless you like them that way.
Combine the rest of the ingredients and add the chicken last.
Cool in the refrigerator. You can experiment with seasonings. This recipe will probably fool your SAD friends. I know some vegan people who will not eat it, because it is "too close" to real chicken salad.
Some of you may have some comfort food examples of chicken salad as a family recipe. But this one is very close to the real thing. Posted to fatfree digest V97 #172 by "Michael M. Rosenblatt" <podtrst@...> on Jul 29, 1997
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