Hey everyone! Summer feels like it’s right around the corner with all this beautiful weather we’re having. In just a few short weeks I’ll be picking up my weekly CSA filled with fresh produce and goodies. Soon tomatoes will be flooding my kitchen counter tops. While most of those tomatoes will end up getting jarred for sauce, the rest will get eaten ASAP. I personally love heirloom tomatoes and their variety of sweetness. They’re lovely on their own with a little salt and pepper, or in today’s case, stuffed with homemade chicken salad.
When I make chicken salad I’ll usually roast a whole chicken that is seasoned with poultry seasoning and lemon. Once the chicken is cool, I’ll take it apart and shred all the meat. I personally like to use all white meat for chicken salad but using a combo of dark and white is just as tasty. Buying and roasting a whole chicken is really the way to go here. It saves money and you get a lot out it. I’ll freeze the rest of the chicken and use it later in soups, etc.
In my avid attempts to live as yeast-free as possible, I was excited to learn that I can make my own yeast-free mayo. I was even more excited to learn that I can make it with an immersion blender. This foolproof homemade paleo mayo recipe is so good that I find myself putting it on almost everything. The results are perfect every time!
Putting it all together.
Shredded Cooked Chicken
Onion, chopped (optional)
Fresh Herbs, chopped – I used parsley
Salt & Pepper
Mix all the ingredients, except tomatoes, in a bowl to your desired taste. Cut the tops off each tomato. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds. Stuff each tomato with the chicken salad. Serve as is or over a bed of dressed salad greens.
What I really like about these stuffed tomatoes is that they’re easy to prepare and don’t require you to use the stove. The less time I spend cooking in the heat of the summer, the better. Having more access to fresh local produce makes that possible. I am really looking forward to taking advantage of all the fresh fruits and veggies that are coming my way in the next couple months.
Summer is my absolute favorite time of the year. I truly believe that Summer 2015 will be filled with many amazing new experiences and delicious food adventures. It is my hope and intention to share this part of my journey with all of you.
Have a fantastic week!!