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    Friday, January 27, 2017

    Chicken, Avocado and Cabbage Salad #GrainFree

    It's holiday time, and I had two wonderful weeks away with my family
    First week was spent in Leigh, north of Auckland
    An amazing view from the deck

    Of course we all went shopping for food
    The fridge was full
    This was going to be an Almost Grain Free week
    Some of us had toast for breakfast, others omlets
    But generally the rest of day was without Grain.
    I did a bit of research and found some interesting recipes
    Making sure we were all satisfied
    You might notice,. there was no shortage of alcohol
    What is a holiday without wine?
    Anyway I digress.
    Paleo Pete has published this recipe of a Chicken Salad
    I had a trial run on New Years Eve for my friends
    Served it with my Herbed Rice, Tomato and Feta Dish
    Click here for the recipe

    1/2 a green cabbage, shredded
    1 ripe avocado, stone removed, diced
    1 roast chicken, removed from bones shredded or chopped
    3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (optional)
    3 tablespoons lemon juice
    A good handful mixed herbs, torn (tarragon, parsley and chervil)
    Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper
    2 tablespoons almonds, toasted and chopped

    Roast the chicken have a look here for the best roast chicken
    Or buy one from the supermarket, your choice

    Place cabbage in a large bowl, add 1/2 the chopped herbs
    Mash the avocado slightly to a creamy and slightly chunky texture
    Add to the bowl with the roast chicken, olive oil and lemon juice 

    Season well with salt and freshly cracked pepper.
    Give it a good toss through so the avocado dresses the salad evenly.
    Cover and chill
    When you are ready to serve
    Lay salad out on a platter
    Dress with almonds and extra herbs
    It was very nice but in Leigh we changed the format
    Used red cabbage
    and served the salad without the chicken and served it separately
    And to spice it and bulk it up, we made a salad of Roasted pumpkin, barbecued corn, with some spring onions and a French Dressing
     More Grain Free recipes to follow

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