I love this salad and have made it for multiple potlucks and parties. The dressing is what makes the salad. It is creamy and garlicy and wonderful!
I make it both with chickpeas and without. I often cut up the veggies the night before and make the dressing right before the event. Since the dressing is avocado base it does turn a little gray after 24 hours. Leftovers still taste good!
Today’s lunch was plain egg salad on Sam’s Choice Gluten-free Classic White Bread.
It was my first time trying Sam’s Choice bread. The first thing I noticed was it had large holes in the middle and I had to go through quite a few pieces to find two to use for my sandwich. The bread prices with the big holes I usually store in the freezer and use for bread crumbs.
It toasted nicely and had a good taste. I would definitely use it again. Bread is always hard with our many multiple food allergies. This one fit the bill as nightshade-free, soy protein free and nut-feee. .
The egg salad today was just eggs and homemade mayonnaise. Next time I’ll add some yummy herbs from the garden.
I like anything that has dill. My garden is overflowing with dill that reseeds itself year after year. The first time I saw this salad I thought “a whole cup of dill! – must be good!”
I still have the problem that no one else in my house is a fan of turkey. Thus no leftovers, because no turkey dinners.
One of my other favorite green things is celery! I love the leaves and the insides. In fact I grow it in my garden just to have the leaves for salads.
I like to buy a turkey breast and cook it in a crockpot on low for about 8 hours with white wine, veggies, and some fresh herbs. Sometimes I will use two legs. Make sure to keep the bones to make stock!
This salad is pretty and would be good to take for a holiday potluck. I like it for lunch with or without greens and sprouts.
Why oh why do most mayonnaises contain paprika? This seemingly innocent ingredient, that would be an after thought to most people, is one of the hardest nightshades to avoid. This makes having any prepared salads from the deli a no, it also means most creamy salad dressings are a no. Finally I found this Primal Kitchen Mayo…
No Paprika! So exciting.
The next step is trying to make mayonnaise from scratch. Now off o make some chicken salad.