Chicken and Nectarine Salad with Toasted Cumin Mayonnaise
Serving Size:Serves 4
2 teaspoons cumin seeds
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
5 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken
1 1/2 cups diced firm but ripe nectarines
3/4 cups (about 2 stalks) chopped celery
2/3 cup chopped red onion
roman or butter lettuce leaves
1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds
Adapted From: Epicurious.com
Perfect for a light dinner or elegant lunch with friends. Pair with crusty rolls and a Chardonnay.
Toast cumin in a heavy small skillet over medium heat until slightly darkened, about 1 minute. Transfer to small bowl. Add mayonnaise and lemon juice; whisk dressing until smooth.
Toss chicken, nectarines, celery, and onion in large bowl. Stir in dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon salad into lettuce leaves and sprinkle with almost. Divide among 4 plates and serve.