Friday, July 20, 2012

Perfect summer salad

This is a great recipe for any meal, any time you're in a hurry. I have been going a little crazy with the mayonnaise for the last few recipes but it's just so good it's hard to stop.

Chicken salad
1 apple, diced
5 stalks celery, sliced
1/2 a head cabbage, diced
1 C. raisins
1 C. almonds, diced
3 small chicken breast cubed and fully cooked
Mayonnaise (to taste and moisture you like)
'lots of pepper (to taste)

The Mayonnaise  recipe
2 eggs
vinegar (to start 2 tsp) add as needed
mustard (to start 1 Tblsn) add as needed
1 cup olive oil

Put the eggs, vinegar and mustard in a blender or food processor. I have a vitamix and it's wonderful and makes this recipe easy!!! Put the blender on med to med high, blend the egg mixture until well mixed. SLOWLY, and I mean SLOWLY add the oil. The mayo will thicken as you go. 

Add  everything together and enjoy. You can wait for the chicken to cool and chill the salad for about an hour, the flavor is a little better, but I've had it both ways and loved it!!!