Tag Archives: mayonnaise

Pink Chicken Salad

8 Jun

Pink Chicken Salad

The cherries are so good this time of the year so why not put them in everything?

I had one grilled big chicken breast leftover.

Time for chicken salad.

1/2  chopped vidalia onion

2 chopped stalks of celery

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

One cup chopped pitted cherries.

Salt and pepper

Two tablespoons lemon juice

One big handful of arugula

Mix everything together except the arugula.

Place it on the arugula and get your fork.

Try some hot sauce, thyme or potato chips.

You know you are eating cooked chicken but the cherries turn everything pink.

Kinda pretty.

 

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Blue Cheese salad

15 Jan

Caesar Salad

Saveur Magazine has so many fabulous recipes .

I started reading it years ago and always find  something special.

Treat yourself and get a subscription this year.

This is a salad I tried, loved it and had to post it.

I did make some changes.

1/3 cup white wine vinegar

1/4  cup chopped parsley

1 tablespoon oregano

3 cloves chopped garlic

salt and pepper

1 1/3 cup olive oil

3/4 cup  crumbled blue cheese

1/4 cup half and half

1/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup sour cream

1 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon celery seeds

One large head of iceberg lettuce, sliced into strips

One medium large head of Romaine lettuce, cut into bite size pieces

20 grape tomatoes

One large sliced cucumber

One medium thin sliced red onion

6 slices of cooked, crisp, crumbled bacon

One cup of homemade croutons

Mix the vinegar, parsley, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper

Slowly drizzle in the oil and whisk well. Set aside.

Mix the blue cheese, half and half, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder and celery seeds. This looks like the traditional blue cheese dressing.

Toss all your greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions together with the vinaigrette then add the blue cheese dressing on top.

Finish with the bacon bits and croutons.

Anchovies are optional

This is the exact basic recipe from Saveur Magazine but I just added a couple of extras.

The Naked Meatball

20 Nov

The naked meatball

This is a sandwich that was born when I was young and stealing meatballs from my Mom’s kitchen.

I had to get in and out of the kitchen fast but since then I  take some time and add some condiments.

Bake your meatballs.

Slice a fresh soft roll.

Spread some mayonnaise and add some hot sauce.

Put a slice of mozzarella cheese on top

Add a hot meatball and go outside to eat this.

Its perfect.

If the tomato sauce is finished cooking DEFINITELY use it as a dipping sauce.

They freeze great.

 

Orange Mayo Chicken Salad

19 Nov

orange mayo chicken salad

This is a recipe that I found in the Boston Globe magazine.

Then I changed it around  a little.

4 to 5 cups of shredded  cooked chicken because that’s how much I had leftover.

1/2 cup  mayonnaise.

3 tablespoons orange juice

Zest of one entire orange

2 tablespoons honey

3 diced scallions

4 stalks of diced celery

12 chopped plump apricots. If they aren’t plump, soak then in hot water for twenty minutes.

Dry well , then cutup

3 tablespoons diced parsley

3 handfuls of baby spinach

3 handfuls baby arugula

1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1/2 to 1 diced, seeded jalapeno.

The amount of pepper depends on how hot you like it.

Add a small amount at a time. You can always add more.

Mix the mayo, orange juice, orange rind and honey in a large bowl

Add the chicken to the  dressing and mix well.

Add the celery, walnuts, pepper ,apricots,  scallions and parsley and mix well

Add the spinach and arugula.

Toss well

This is a nice change from the regular chicken salad and great for leftover turkey.

I would add the orange segments the next time I make this just because I don’t want the orange to go to waste

Serve with grapes and toasted Italian bread