The official title of this recipe is
Grilled Chicken Salad with Fresh Corn, Blueberries and Feta
(But since I don't use fresh corn or grill the chicken, it seems a bit of a misnomer. And it is wordy to call it a Blueberry, Chicken, Red Onion, Celery, and Corn salad with a Lemony Feta and Dill dressing. A conundrum. So we will leave the subject of the title for someone more clever to decide.)
Make your dressing
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup half and half
1/4 cup sour cream
Juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon dried dill
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all together and add
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Make your salad
Four boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
3 stalks of celery, cut into matchsticks and chopped
1/4 of a red onion, thinly sliced and roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups of blueberries
2 cups of frozen corn, cooked quickly
Mix it all together
There. That is the recipe. I enjoyed using the bold type there. I pictured myself barking out orders with each bold phrase.
Now for the disclaimers. Besides the dressing, I don't really measure anything. I make this on a personal basis, since no one else in my family has any interest in it. I generally mix everything but the blueberries and dressing in a bowl and leave that in the fridge, ready to be pulled out and plied with blueberries and dressing in my bowl. It lasts me through several days.
I use whatever chicken I have on hand. I have cooked chicken in a frying pan, grilled it, and roasted it, as well as using a rotisserie chicken from the store.
I have tried sweet onion, but red onion really makes a difference.
The original recipe calls for cutting kernels off fresh corn and using it without cooking, but that limits this salad to a few weeks in August and September, so I dispensed with that. I take a few handfuls of frozen corn and cook it quickly in a frying pan. By quickly I mean start to finish, two-three minutes.
The original recipe calls for 3 Tablespoons of fresh dill, if you are the kind of person who has fresh dill on hand. I wish I was the kind of person who had fresh dill on hand.
And can I just mention how excited I am that Polar has cans of Ruby Red Grapefruit Seltzer now? I love Ruby Red.