Open Faced Birdie & Parsnips Grape Salad

Diane Hopson Smith


This is an open faced sandwich I created for a sandwich challenge. There were 2 ingredients we had to incorporate into the recipe and they were parsnips and grapes. Then we could use up to 8 additional ingredients.

This quick and easy dish is a fruity chicken salad (purchased from the deli) served on top of a sweet, light and crispy cornbread waffle.

Sure to please at your next brunch or luncheon.

Hope you enjoy!


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10 Min
10 Min


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11 oz containers of premium chunky chicken salad with grapes, from deli


(8.5-oz) pkg jiffy corn muffin mix or corn muffin mix you prefer
1 large
egg, plus 1 egg white
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1/4 c
plus 2 tbsp milk
1/4 c
plus 2 tbsp club soda
1/4 c
toasted pecans, coarsely chopped
1/4 c
parsnip, grated
fruit for garnish, optional

How to Make Open Faced Birdie & Parsnips Grape Salad


  • 1If you can't find a chicken salad with grapes already in it, you can simply add grapes.
  • 2Heat waffle iron.
  • 3Put cornbread mix in medium size mixing bowl.
  • 4Whisk the egg white until it forms a nice meduim stiff peak; set aside.
  • 5Add remaining ingredients to cornbread mix (except for the egg white) and blend. Batter will be lumpy. Fold in egg white.
  • 6Spray waffle iron with PAM. Add about 2 ice cream scoops of batter per waffle. (NOT a heaping spoonful). This will make smaller odd shaped (kinda round) waffles. If you like a solid round or square waffle by all means add enough batter to the waffle iron to make them.
  • 7Cook in iron until they stop steaming, remove and top with chicken salad. Garnish plate with fruits of your liking. Enjoy!
  • 8NOTE: I used a Krups Belgium Waffle Iron. You could certainly use a regular waffle iron, the waffle would only be thinner and you could probably make double what I made with the Belgian Waffle Iron.

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About Open Faced Birdie & Parsnips Grape Salad

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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