Creamy Pickle and Herb Chicken Salad

August 17, 2023

Creamy Pickle and Herb Chicken Salad

This mayo-free, creamy pickle and herb chicken salad is light and refreshing.


  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted cashews (soaked for 10 min. in hot water)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1tsp dijon mustard
  • Juice of half of a lemon
  • 2 tbsp of The Real Dill Caraway Garlic Dills pickle brine
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Small bunch of assorted tender herbs such as parsley, chives, basil, tarragon, and dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, shredded
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 2-3 The Real Dill Caraway Garlic Dills pickle spears, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced


  1. Soak raw cashews in hot, boiling water for at least 10 min. to soften.
  2. Meanwhile, add shredded chicken, scallions, Caraway Garlic Dills pickle spears, and celery to a bowl. Stir to combine.
  3. Once the cashews finish soaking, drain, and add to a blender with water, dijon mustard, lemon, pickle brine, garlic powder, smoked paprika, herbs, and salt and pepper.
  4. Once combined, stream in olive oil until desired consistency is reached. It should be creamy, smooth, and thick.
  5. Add cashew herb dressing to the bowl of chicken, scallions, pickles, and celery. Stir to combine and add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve on toast, in a sandwich, or on an everything bagel with extra chives on top.

Recipe made in collaboration with @whatdidsarahmake