Chicken Salad with Asparagus and New Potatoes

Here is a lovely summer salad that is a whole meal in one dish.














Chicken salad with Asparagus and New Potatoes.

Serves 4

2 chicken breast without skin and bones

1 lb. new potatoes, skubbed and cooked 20 minutes

1 lb. green asparagus, trimmed and cooked 3-4 minutes

½ savoy cabbage, shredded


4 tbsp. oliven olie

1 tbsp. apple cider  vinagar

1 tbsp. capers

Garnish: cress or dild

To make salad, cook the chicken breast 12-15 minutes depending on their size. When cooled, shred the chicken and place in a large bowl. Add the potatoes, and the cooked asparagus(which has been cut into smaller pieces) and cabbage,

To make dressing, whisk olie and vinagar and add capers, salt and pepper. Pour dressing over salad and toss. Garnish with cress or dild.

   As we drove away from my boyfriends parents, I asked him how he could afford to go to school and not work. “Doe the Danish government pays you to go to school?  “Do you have to pay any of this money back? I asked. 

   “No, you don’t have to pay the government back,” he said. 

   “Can anybody get this money?” A plan was forming in my mind. Maybe I could stay here and get some money to study.

   “Yes, if you are a Danish citizen you can get the money as long as you study. However, many students go to school for ten, twelve years when their schooling should only have taken four years. The government is thinking about changing this rule. In the future, if your education takes five years, you can only get five years of money. Denmark is one of the few countries in the world who pays their students to go to school.”

  “Can I get some of this money?”  

  “Married to a Dane, yes, and even then you have to live here for more than a year before you could apply.”

    The rain was beating angrily down on the car making it difficult for Jesper to see out of the window.

     “Is it true that most of your schools, colleges, and universities are free?” I kept on questioning the poor guy.

   “Yes, most of them are,” he said without losing patience.    

   We drove the rest of the way in silence. We arrived at the restaurant and parked the car on the street. They don’t have too many parking lots in the heart of Copenhagen. The city is more than 800 years old and where to park cars were something they didn’t think about at that time.

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