I love a good chicken salad, but I don’t love processed mayonnaise and the hydrogenated oils that it’s made with, so I’ve started to make my own. It’s very simple! In a food processor, blend together:
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 large organic egg
- 3/4 tsp Celtic or Himalayan sea salt
- 1 cup light olive oil
Then very slowly add in 1 cup of plain light olive oil. You can use extra virgin, but your mayo will be yellow/green and taste very olive-y, like mine did today). Unfortunately that was all I had in the kitchen. Oh, and if you don’t use a vitamix (or similar type blender) it won’t be as thick as traditional mayo, but tastes just as good.
And whah-lah. It’s that easy…
For the chicken salad, I’ll use
- Whole Foods plain rotisserie chicken (or preferably a whole chicken that I’ll cook in the slow cooker. I’m posting that recipe this week!)
- 1/4 cup of raisins
- 2 tbsp Trader Joe’s roasted flax seeds
- 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s raw slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup sliced grapes
Take about half of the mayo out of the blender and add in torn up pieces of the chicken. Blend lightly for about 5-10 seconds. Then, put in a bowl or storage container, mix in some more homemade mayo and the above ingredients, or whatever you’d like, and you’re done. Now, you have lunch for the week!