Chicken Salad in a Creamy Chive and Lovage Dressing
60 mins (prep 60)
14 ingredients
4 servings
I love my lovage! Moreover, this is a delectable way to use up cold cooked chicken with this wonderful old-fashioned herb! This salad would be perfect for a light luncheon dish or an elegant dinner party starter. I have also made this to take on picnics with great success. Lovage is one of my favourite herbs and I have been growing it for the last 20 years in my herb garden. It is only now regaining its popularity - however, it was a much-used herb in medieval times, and later on, it was often used as a salt substitute. The leaves have a slightly salty, savoury celery-like flavour and are very pungent, so they mused be used carefully in cooking. Anything more than 2 tablespoons of chopped lovage in this dressing will totally overpower all the other flavours - I know this to my cost! An obscure little-known fact! Culinary celery salt and celery seeds are nearly always made with ground lovage seeds, as lovage seeds have a more distinct celery flavour than celery seeds! I am a mine of useful or useless information!

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Serving Size (163.25 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 495.25 Calories from Fat 455.85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 50.65g 311.69%
Saturated Fat 19.41g 388.16%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 79.25mg 105.67%
Sodium 41.88mg 6.98%
Total Carbohydrate 4.01g 5.35%
Dietary Fiber 0.0 g 0.0%
Sugars 1.02 g %
Protein 1.84g 14.74%
Vitamin A 490.5IU% Vitamin C 0.49mg%
Calcium 71.38mg% Iron 0.1mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chopped fresh chives, fresh, thick, salt and pepper, cooked chicken