Tuesday, February 26, 2013

No Mayo Spicy Chicken Salad Recipe

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Chicken salad is one of my favorite go-to lunches.  It's easy and filling without stuffing yourself with carbs (unless you put it inside a sandwich).  I try not to order it at a restaurant because I have a serious problem with mayonnaise.  Not only am I not crazy about the taste but it's filled with fat!  I know I'm not reinventing the wheel here, but I like to whip this up in a time pinch or for a packed lunch on the go.  So here is my quick and easy no mayo spicy chicken salad recipe.


What you will need:

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- 1 can shredded chicken (feel free to use fresh chicken, this is my "quick" version)
- 1/4 onion diced
- 1 celery stalk diced
- 1 small tomato diced
- 1 jalapeno diced
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup Veganaise (or any soy based "mayo", both can be found at Whole Foods)
- 1 lemon
- salt and pepper to taste

Serves 2-4 people.

Add the all the ingredients (except the lemon, salt, and pepper) together in a bowl and mix together.  I add in the Veganaise one teaspoon at a time so I get the perfect consistency.  It all depends how saturated you like your salad to be.  I usually squeeze one half of the lemon into my chicken salad but I would recommend adding a little at a time to get your desired taste.  Same with the salt and pepper.  I am not a huge fan of salt but get a little crazy with the pepper!

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If you haven't heard of or used Veganaise before, it's very much like mayo without the guilt.  I think it tastes better but I guess that depends on the person.  The addition of jalapeno in the salad really makes a world of difference, it gives it a crisp and spicy kick.  And feel free to try this recipe with tuna or salmon as well if you're pescetarian :)

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xoxo

Ashley


13 comments:

  1. I love seeing recipes on fashion blogs! The idea of vegan mayo is as strange to me as actual mayo. But I'm going to pass this onto my sister who loves chicken salad and easy lunches.

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  2. this looks so delcicous! Love reading about other stuff than fashion on fashion blogs. Hope you show us more of your recipes! :)

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  3. Yuuuummm, this looks amazing. i hate mayo too so I am definitely going to have to try it out. I am always on the look out for tasty lunch ideas
    xJennaD

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  4. Um I love mayo too but I don't usually let myself have it. I actually love vegenaisse! Ethan hates it haha. This is so fun that you're sharing a recipe with us! I don't eat chicken but all those veggies look good! And I might even try it with salmon..
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  5. Chicken salad is one of my favorites. I hate that it has so many calories, but trying out this recipe is a great alternative. Thanks for sharing! :D

    Taylor
    Flounces & Hubbub

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  6. That looks so good! Anything with jalapenos is good, though! :) Thanks for posting!

    Jill
    Classy with a Kick

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  7. I have never tried that veganaise before. I might have to give it a go. I am kind of addicted to mayo but I buy the fat reduced kind.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  8. Yay healthy recipes! I'm crazy about them, being a health freak. I've never heard of Veganaise though! Although I never use mayonnaise on anything so maybe that's why I never bothered searching for an alternative. But this is good to know about! Thanks!

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  9. This looks delicious, I'm totally trying it soon! :D Thanks for sharing!

    <3 Megan
    http://kiddotv.blogspot.com

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  10. this look so good.
    new follower ;) andy

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  11. looks delicious!

    xx

    www.aroundlucia.com
    www.aroundlucia.com

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  12. This sounds and looks so delicious! Even better that it's using veganise. I never heard of it but now I really want to use it instead of regular mayo :) Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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