Salad "Tenderness" with chicken, cucumber, egg, apples, prunes

Let's learn how to cook salad "Tenderness" with chicken, egg and cucumber at home. Even in medieval times, cooks prepared this dish for the royal table. Today, various options for delicate treats are present in the menu of most cuisines of the world.

The progenitors of the dish are the Waldorf and Caesar salads. “Tenderness”, having borrowed the best from ancestors, became a culinary masterpiece, without which it is impossible to imagine a festive feast, as without a herring under a fur coat.

"Tenderness" is prepared with the addition of various products, using cheese and apples as a constant basis. It is not surprising, because they are considered the highlight of all recipes. In all other respects, the snack offers ample opportunity for experimentation.

Calorie content

There are many options and collect information about the caloric content of each is not easy. But this is not required if the calorie content of the ingredients is known.The figures below are based on 100 grams.

  • canned peas - 55 kcal;
  • canned corn - 119 kcal;
  • crab sticks - 73 kcal;
  • ham - 270 kcal;
  • fresh cucumbers - 15 kcal;
  • boiled eggs - 160 kcal;
  • hard cheese - 364 kcal;
  • apples - 47 kcal;
  • rice - 350 kcal;
  • walnuts - 654 kcal;
  • prunes - 231 kcal;
  • mayonnaise 30% - 299 kcal;
  • mayonnaise 72% - 665 kcal;
  • greens - 36 kcal.

Now calculate the caloric content is not difficult - add up the weight of the ingredients used. You can add or exclude foods at your discretion, trying to make the salad less calorie.

How to lay layers

Traditionally, the salad lay out layers, alternating eggs, chicken, crab sticks and other products. Regardless of the recipe, the layers are necessarily smeared with mayonnaise. There is no clear sequence, it only affects the look. Feel free to experiment!

Thanks to the efforts of the culinary specialists, there were options where the ingredients are mixed, and sauce is used instead of mayonnaise.

Classic recipe with chicken, nuts and prunes

Ingredients for tenderness salad

The classic recipe, which I will describe below, fully corresponds to the name. It is delicious, nourishing, incredibly tender.Equally suitable for a New Year's feast, a romantic dinner or an ordinary dinner.

  • chicken fillet - 300 g;
  • fresh cucumbers - 2 pcs;
  • prunes - 150 g;
  • eggs - 5 pieces;
  • walnut kernels - 70 g;
  • mayonnaise.
How to cook:
  1. Boil chicken fillet in salted water. After cooling, cut into strips.
  2. Cook hard-boiled eggs from the shell. Pass the yolks through a small grater, and the proteins through a large one.
  3. Drain prunes with water, pour boiling water, leave for 10 minutes. Drain the liquid, and swollen dried fruits cut into strips like cucumbers. Chop the walnuts with a knife.
  4. It remains to form a salad. Grease each layer with mayonnaise. The sequence of layers: put chicken, prunes and walnuts, grated squirrels, cucumbers on the bottom of a transparent salad bowl.
  5. Sprinkle the formed dish with grated yolks and decorate with greens.
  6. Send in the refrigerator for impregnation. In a few hours, the components will become friends, and the final taste will be formed.
Video recipe

Option with chicken, cucumber, egg

The taste of a variety of products makes the salad spicy. In addition, the list below before the holidays is in any refrigerator.Even if something is missing, add something of your own. As a result, get an interesting and original recipe.

  • chicken fillet - 1 pc;
  • fresh cucumbers - 2 pcs;
  • hard cheese - 100 g;
  • canned peas - 0.5 banks;
  • garlic - 3 slices;
  • eggs - 2 pieces;
  • mayonnaise, salt.
  1. Put the washed eggs in a container with cold water, put on the fire, and boil for 10 minutes after boiling. In a separate bowl in a small amount of water, boil the chicken breast.
  2. Pour cucumbers with running water. After drying cut into small triangles. To do this, cut each in half, then lengthwise and shred across.
  3. Chopped cooled eggs in small cubes, and boiled chicken meat in moderate pieces. Pass the cheese through a grater, chop the garlic, throw in the peas in a colander.
  4. Combine the prepared components in a deep bowl, add mayonnaise and salt to taste, mix.

If you plan to submit to a festive table, I advise you not to squeeze all mayonnaise into slicing, but draw zigzags on the surface. It looks gorgeous, especially if you put a little green.

Salad tenderness with apple

Photos of apples for salad

The recipe involves the use of apples and cheese, thanks to which the dish becomes spicy and delicious.

  • green apples - 2 pieces;
  • hard cheese - 100 g;
  • bow - 1 head;
  • eggs - 3 pieces;
  • lemon juice, salt, greens, mayonnaise.
  1. Cut the peeled onion into small pieces, pour boiling water over it. After two minutes, rinse in cold water. As a result, bitterness will disappear.
  2. Peel the apples, cut into small pieces, sprinkle with lemon juice. If this is not done, they will darken.
  3. Chop hard-boiled eggs into cubes, pass the cheese through a grater, and chop the greens. Preparations complete.
  4. Put chopped onion at the bottom of the plate, salt it. Top chopped eggs. Engage mayonnaise by drawing a mesh.
  5. Make a layer of apples, then cheese. Pour the mayonnaise. Repeat the procedure until the products run out. For decoration, use greens.

Get a tasty and healthy snack. If you stick to a diet, use homemade mayonnaise or salad yogurt.

The original version with ham and cucumbers

Ham and cucumber for salad Tenderness

Tenderness with ham and cucumber prepares quickly. For dressing it is customary to use mayonnaise or kefir. If you prefer oil, a mixture of olive oil, pepper, vinegar and mustard will not disappoint.

  • ham - 150 g;
  • fresh cucumbers - 2 pcs;
  • sweet pepper - 1 pc;
  • cheese - 100 g;
  • lettuce leaves - 150 g;
  • olive oil - 70 ml;
  • French mustard - 1 tsp;
  • wine vinegar - 2 tbsp. l .;
  • pepper, salt.
  1. Cook hard-boiled eggs, ham, cucumbers and peppers chopped into cubes, let the cheese through the grater, and break the salad with your hands.
  2. Cook the sauce. Combine olive oil with vinegar, mustard, salt, pepper, mix.
  3. Combine prepared foods in a salad bowl, mix. After adding the sauce, mix again.
Video recipe

Before serving, lay out in portions, decorate with herbs and vegetable figures. If there is no wine vinegar, use apple vinegar. The taste will not change.

Easy recipe with crab sticks

The main advantage of the recipe is the availability of the ingredients used. This is important, because not every family has an unlimited New Year budget, and everyone wants to see as many goodies as possible on the holiday table.

  • crab sticks - 200 g;
  • canned corn - 1 can;
  • eggs - 3 pieces;
  • boiled rice - 0.5 cup;
  • green onions - 50 g;
  • mayonnaise, salt, pepper.
  1. Flip the preserved corn into a colander and place in a large bowl.Add finely chopped crab sticks.
  2. Pour green onions, lightly dry, finely chop. Together with chopped boiled eggs, combine with other products.
  3. Boil the rice to drain in a colander, add to the salad. Stir, put mixed with pepper and salt mayonnaise, mix again.

If you want to surprise guests, serve to the table in avocado halves. Such a presentation will increase the appetite. Just do not forget to decorate with sprigs of dill.

Recipe from Hell's Kitchen

Photo of shrimp in salad

I reviewed 5 recipes for salad "Tenderness", which are popular among ordinary housewives. Now I’ll share a variant from the popular show “Hellish Kitchen” with Gordon Ramsay.

  • eggs - 3 pieces;
  • champignons - 400 g;
  • Shrimp for cocktails - 130 g;
  • canned pineapples - 130 g;
  • Parmesan - 80 g;
  • vegetable oil - 50 ml;
  • mayonnaise - 200 ml.
  1. Pour fresh champignons with water, cut into slices, fry until cooked in butter. Set aside to cool.
  2. Boiled hard-boiled eggs, skip through a large grater, cut pineapples into cubes, finely rub cheese, and thaw shrimps and drain in a colander to make the glass excess moisture.
  3. Put in layers on a plate in the following order: mushrooms, eggs, shrimps, pineapples, grated cheese. Grease each layer with mayonnaise.

The method borrowed from the masters is as simple as the previous versions. But if you look at the products used, it is easy to guess that the finished dish turns out impressive and incredibly tasty.

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