1/2 cup finely chopped fresh spinach; OR 3 tablespoon finely chopped frozen spinach, thawed and drained

2/3 cup nonfat yogurt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 cup chopped green onion

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or tarragon, OR 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon or dill

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

2 cups diced, cooked white meat chicken

1 apple, cored and diced

1 cup chopped California walnuts

Salt and pepper, if desired

Several leaves of iceberg or other crisp lettuce

4 whole wheat pita breads, halved, if making sandwiches


  1. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, green onion, dill or tarragon and celery. Stir to combine.
  2. Add the chicken, apple, and chopped walnuts, blend well, then season to taste with salt and pepper if desired.
  3. Either serve the salad on a bed of lettuce leaves, or spoon about 1/2 cup of the salad into each pita half, tuck in a lettuce leave, and serve.