Having girlfriends over for a luncheon? Serve this Curry Chicken Salad for a nutritious and flavorful meal! This lovely salad recipe comes from Dr. Barry Sears, one of the leading experts in the field hormonal responses induced by the diet and how they affect inflammation. He is the creator of the Zone Diet and President of Inflammation Research Foundation.

Dr. Barry Sears’ Curry Chicken Salad


3 ounces skinless chicken breast, cooked and cubed

1 cup finely diced celery

3/4 cup finely diced tomato

1/4 cup defrosted frozen peas

2 tablespoons finely minced onion

1 clove garlic, pressed

3 dried apricots, finely diced


Juice of 1 lemon

1 1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise or 1 tablespoon Light mayo (“Mom” prefers Vegenaise)

Salt, to taste

Pepper, to taste

Turmeric, to taste

Paprika, to taste

Chili powder or curry powder, to taste


Whisk together dressing ingredients in serving bowl, add “salad” ingredients, toss to coat.

Serve immediately, or chill until served.

*Recipe courtesy of Dr. Barry Sears.*