So today I tried a new recipe and my taste testers, all agreed it was yummy! When it gets thumbs up from all my kids and a friends child who is non-paleo that says something. That said I figured it was one worth sharing. This would make a great lunch, either at home or on the go. I did use cashews because it was what I had, but personally I think pecans would be the best nut choice. If you do use pecans and chop them small you probably want to use only 1/2 cup. I'm sharing the Mayonnaise recipe I used today, but feel free to use a different one if you already have one you like. It may change the flavor a bit but I don't think it will be enough to make a difference.
1 egg, (By the way, just a little tidbit, using Pastured eggs greatly reduces the likely hood of salmonella.)
1/2 cup olive oil (NOT Extra Virgin or Virgin, just plain and simple olive oil or the flavor will be to strong)
1/2 cup Macadamia nut oil
1 TBSP Bragg's Apple Cider vinegar
1/2 tsp prepared yellow mustard
sea salt to taste
a dash of cayenne
|Mayonnaise all mixed and ready to use.|
This first step is optional, and I am not sure that it really does anything, but for some reason it eases my mind with the whole raw egg thing. Take a mug 3/4 full of hot boiling water, add the whole egg STILL IN THE SHELL, and let sit for 1 minute. Then remove and crack immediately adding to the food processor (it will have a somewhat milky look to it but should not be cooked, it should still be runny).Then using a food processor, combine the egg, cider and mustard on low for a few seconds. Then VERY SLOWLY, this is important, VERY SLOWLY, add the oils. After you have added the oils slowly and it is combined add your seasoning to taste.
*This recipe is my version of Sarah Fragoso's, Everyday Paleo Mayo*
1 batch of homemade mayonnaise (or about 1 cup)
4 cups of chopped leftover chicken ( I used Sarah Fragoso's Spiced crock pot chicken)
2 large celery stalks diced
1/2 cup fruit juice sweetened craisins
2/3 cup pecans or cashews (nut of your choice really)
1/3-1/2 cup finely diced apples
salt and pepper to taste
Ingredients in the bowl ready to be mixed.Combine all the ingredients in a a large bowl and mix well with a fork, serve on lettuce leaves, or with cucumbers, or just eat it plain. A great way to re-purpose leftovers and it taste great!
All mixed up and ready to be plated.
Chicken salad ready to be eaten.