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Julia’s Chicken Salad with Fruit and Snap Peas

Serves 6-8

Here is a more involved recipe using snap peas and onions,  plus some seasonal imports.

3 cups cooked chicken, roughly cut
2 cups snap peas, blanched
1 onion, chopped and caramelized
3 cups brown and/or wild rice, cooked
2-3 garlic scapes or cloves, minced
3 nectarines, chopped into bite-size pieces

2 cups or 1 pineapple, chopped into bite-size pieces
salt to taste

Stir the above together and chill

1 orange, juiced
1 lemon, juiced
1t lemon zest
1-2 T maple syrup
3 T olive oil

1 T apple cider vinegar

Combine dressing ingredients and add half to salad.  Return to refrigerator. Add 1 t (or to taste) curry powder to reserved half and chill.

Nut topping:
3/4 to 1 cup roughly chopped walnuts
some brown sugar or honey
Dash of cayenne pepper

Carmelize the mixture in a frypan. Cool and serve as a topping.

Becky’s Snap Pea Stir-Fry

This is a quick and tasty preparation and an alternative to just eating the snap peas raw.

1 TBS fresh ginger, chopped fine
1 TBS fresh garlic or garlic scapes, chopped fine
1 lb snap peas, strings pulled and ends snapped off
2 TBS olive oil
Soy sauce to taste

Heat oil in skillet. Add ginger and garlic and cook for just 45 seconds. Add peas. Stir together and cover. Stir frequently till done to your tenderness preference, about 5 minutes. Add a couple shakes of soy sauce as an option.

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