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I can’t believe this is the first time I have actually tried Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices, but I can say that it won’t be the last time!  I have seen these little green tubes at the store all the time.  I guess I will shamefully admit that I use a lot of dried herbs/spices.  The only fresh things I use are garlic, which I buy in already peeled cloves & keep in the freezer to shred on my microplane when I need it.  Ginger, I peel & keep chunks in the freezer to also shred on my microplane when I need it.  Cilantro, I buy only if I am going to use it in a recipe & then the leftovers usually go in the garbage, unless I have another recipe I am using it for.  So the whole concept of fresh herbs & spices at my fingertips, mess free, ready-to-use, with no waste really got me excited to try these.

 

Gourmet Garden offers a variety of 16 fresh herbs, spices, & blends.  They are all made with organic herbs.  The coolest thing, is that they last up to 3 months in the fridge, or 6 months in the freezer.  I totally put mine straight in the freezer & when I took them out for this recipe, they easily squeezed out of the tubes, as if they were coming from the fridge.  I love it! Today’s recipe is from a cookbook I received along with the tubes of fresh herbs/spices from Gourmet Garden.  I thought I would test out my samples on a tried & true recipe they have, but these tubes can be used for any recipe, really.  Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices are easy to use, NO PREP, & smell & taste just like fresh.  I am really mad I haven’t tried them before now, oh well, live & learn right?

 

 

This recipe stood out to me because my husband & I love curry, we love ginger, & anything with fruit in it has my name calling it.  The toasted pine nuts were really good in this salad as well & the chili pepper gave it a nice heat at the end of each bite.  This is a great salad to make this summer!

 

 
 

Curry Ginger Chicken Salad

Yield 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced sugar apricot preserves
  • 2 Tbsp Gourmet Garden Chili Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Gourmet Garden Ginger
  • 1 tsp Gourmet Garden Cilantro
  • 2 tsp sweet curry powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled, seeded & diced
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 head romaine or bibb lettuce, cleaned & separated into leaves

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, preserves, Gourmet Garden Chili Pepper, Gourmet Garden Ginger, Gourmet Garden Cilantro, curry powder & salt.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients & mix well.
  3. Serve chicken salad on top of lettuce leaves.

Recipe Notes

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Recipe lightly altered from Gourmet Garden