Chicken Curry Walnut Fruit Salad

Chicken Curry Walnut Fruit Salad

"Some people think traditions need to be ornate and formal, like holiday dinners. This combination of fruit, walnuts, and curry gives an ordinary chicken salad a new twist."



  • 4 cups chicken, diced, cooked
  • 1 cup coconut, grated
  • 1 (8-ounce) can pineapple tidbits
  • 2 cups grapes, seedless, halved
  • 1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups California walnuts, chopped


  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise, light
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. To make the salad, put the chicken, coconut, pineapple, grapes and water chestnuts in a large bowl. Toss to mix well.
  2. To make the dressing, mix the mayonnaise, curry powder, lemon juice and soy sauce in a small bowl. Stir until well blended.
  3. Just before serving, stir the dressing into the salad and blend evenly. Add the walnuts, mix again and serve.