June 30, 2010 by jenniebean10
and homemade mayonnaise
I honestly don’t remember why I wanted to make mayonnaise. I don’t have any in my house, but I didn’t really need it….. I just felt like doing it. Recipes online call for different techniques — some are done by hand, some involve letting all the ingredients sit at room temperature for a while. Because I have the power of an immersion blender, I attempted a quick and easy mayo, and let me tell you: it was a piece of cake!
1 large egg
2 t. dijon mustard
1 T. lemon juice
200 ml (3/4 c + 1 T) canola oil (or another oil)
pinch of salt
Add ingredients into immersion blender container. Blend until thickened.
So once I had the mayo, I didn’t know what to do with it. I decided to make some chicken salad with this tasty mayo, but I didn’t have any grapes. If you’ve read my previous posts, you know how much I love cherries (!!!). They were cheaper than grapes at Sprouts last week, so I decided to get them and make myself some cherry chicken salad.
These were the ingredients I used in the chicken salad:
chicken (sauteed in olive oil, salt and pepper than cut up small), cherries (pitted and quartered), green onion sliced thin, half of a granny smith apple diced (I just like a little bit of crunch to the salad – celery would taste good too!), and my homemade mayonnaise.
The chicken salad tasted great on top of some lettuce, and it’s a nice, refreshing summer lunch! Good on whole wheat toast, too.