New York chicken and apple salad


A twist on the classic New York chicken-style Waldorf Salad with chicken and a creamy, but low-calorie, garlic dressing. This is a little over 500 calories, so if you are dieting pair it with a lower calorie breakfast or lunch to make sure your intake is no more than 1200–1500 calories.

Each serving provides 515 kcal, 55.5g protein, 42g carbohydrates (of which 42g sugars), 12.5g fat (of which 2.5g saturates), 5.5g fibre and 0.8g salt. With a GI of 58 this meal is high protein, low GI.



  • 2 crunchy red apples, such as Red Delicious or Cox’s, cored and cut into 1.5cm/⅝in slices
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 1 level tsp runny honey
  • 150g/5½oz red and green seedless grapes, halved
  • 2 celery sticks, thinly sliced
  • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Little Gem, leaves separated, roughly torn
  • 2 x 150g/5½oz cooked chicken breasts, skin removed, roughly torn
  • 1–2 tbsp chopped toasted walnuts
  • 3–4 sprigs fresh dill, to garnish

For the dressing

  • 200g/7fl oz fat-free natural yoghurt
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 level tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 2–3 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper