Sunday, September 22, 2013

Paleo Chicken Salad with Grapes & Almonds

one serving on a bed of lettuce
Paleo Chicken Salad with Grapes & Almonds
Adapted from Amee’s Savory Dish
Makes 4 Servings

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken, raw
1 cup seedless grapes
1/2 cup chopped raw slivered almonds
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
2 stalks celery
¼ of sweet onion
1/2 cup Paleo mayo recipe below

Boil water. Add raw chicken and cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. In the meantime, cut grapes in half. Add grapes, almonds, sea salt, pepper and cayenne pepper to a large bowl. Add celery and sweet onion to processor. Pulse until very finely chopped. Add to large bowl with grapes and spices. Rinse processor and add now cooked/drained chicken and pulse until lightly shredded. Add to bowl. Now, if mayonnaise isn’t made already, rinse processor and follow recipe below. Add half of the recipe below (1/2 cup total) mayonnaise to large bowl and mix everything together. Serve over fresh greens or wrapped in lettuce.

Nutritional Information per serving: 480 calories, 9 carbs, 37 fat grams and 31 protein grams.

Review: Amazing! We had this for dinner last night and it is just packed with flavor. I rolled mine up in lettuce leaves, and ate some of it 'straight' with a fork. It is a large serving for sure. I was especially happy with this mayo - it looks like real mayo, not a runny, oily mess I have found some of the Paleo mayos give me. This is more than likely going to be a staple on our weekly menus. If you're freaked by the fat grams, know that the vast majority of fat grams (and calories really) comes from the olive oil and almonds. I don't recommend using less mayo - it seemed like just the right amount - now swimming but not dry.

Paleo Mayo
Found on Amee’s Savory Dish
Makes 1 cup

1 large egg, room temperature not cold (very important!)
2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice (1/2 lemon yields)
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/4 tsp white pepper (or black pepper if you don’t mind black flecks)
1 tsp sea salt
1 cup extra light olive oil

Combine egg, lemon juice, mustard powder, pepper and salt in food processor and blend until frothy. Using drip hole in the top, drizzle oil in a few drops at a time. DO NOT rush this; drizzle oil down the tube little by little until all is mixed in and mixture is creamy.