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Recipe April 17th - Herbed Chicken Salad Sandwiches & Spring Salmon Salad

Herbed Chicken Salad Open Face Sandwiches

Serves 4-6

2 oil-packed anchovies, drained

1 small garlic clove

1/2 cup packed Italian parsley leaves

1/4 cup packed basil leaves

1/4 cup fresh dill

1 tablespoon oregano leaves

1/3- 1/2 cup mayonnaise (not fat free)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons chives, chopped

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

16 oz. chicken, cooked and pulled into pieces

4 roasted red peppers from a jar, coarsely chopped

4 celery ribs, thinly sliced

Pumpernickel Bread

Fresh Spinach

Sliced Avocado (optional)

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In a food processor, pulse the anchovies, garlic, parsley, basil, dill and oregano until coarsely chopped. Add the mayonnaise and lemon juice and process until smooth.{} Spoon into a large bowl and fold in the chives. {}Season with salt and pepper to taste.{}{} Add in the chicken, red peppers and celery and toss to coat.{}

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Top bread with spinach and then chicken salad.{} Then top with slices of avocado, if using.

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Spring Salmon Salad with Lemon and Dill

Serves4

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3 cups bulgur wheat or other whole grain such as quinoa, prepared

12 oz. fresh Atlantic Wild Caught Salmon fillet

Sea salt & black pepper to taste

Juice from 2 lemons

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh dill, snipped or more to taste

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 large cucumber, seeded and chopped

4 green onions, chopped

Mixed fresh greens

1 large egg, fried and sliced into ribbons

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees.{} Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.{} Pat salmon dry, place salmon on prepared sheet pan, skin side down and sprinkle with salt and black pepper to taste.{} Place in oven and bake for about 4-5 minutes per 1/2" thickness of fish.{} Remove from oven to cool.{}

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In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, oil, dill and 1/2 teaspoon salt.{} Add in the bulgur wheat, cucumber and green onions, gently toss to coat.{} Break the salmon into chunks and add to bulgur mixture.{} Toss very gently to combine.{}

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To serve, spread mixed fresh greens on serving platter.{} Pour bulgur/salmon mixture over and then sprinkle with egg ribbons, cranberries and almonds.{}{}{} {}

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