Recipe Tip If you don’t like your salad to be too spicy, deseed the jalapenos before chopping them. You can also add pitted Kalamata olives instead of jalapenos. Share your version of this recipe How do you prefer your chicken salad? Share your version of the recipe with us. Frequently Asked Questions What can I use to maintain the spiciness of the salad without using jalapenos? Skip the chopped jalapenos in the dressing and use cayenne pepper, paprika or black pepper instead. Can I substitute cashews with other dry nuts? Yes. You can almonds, pine nuts or walnuts instead of cashews or add a mix of all too.