Kitchen Experiments: Homemade Mayo AND Paleo Pomegranate Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad. I always have, but for some reason, I had never made it before. When I saw the Paleo Pomegranate Chicken Salad over at Food and Sunshine, I knew I had to try it.

So, after a couple of trips to the store, I realized I forgot the mayo. Ah-hah-hah. Figures. I did have some eggs, though.

So, I got adventurous and decided to make my own mayo, using this recipe from food.com. How did I not know how easy it is to make that stuff?? I doubt I’ll buy pre-made mayo again any time soon.

As for the recipe itself, it was easy to follow, very quick and so yummy. The lemon and garlic added some nice extra flavor to the basic mayo without overpowering it.

Long story short, this is what I ended up with after mixing everything together.

It was SO. GOOD.

I didn’t adhere strictly to the recipe, though. I’d forgotten to add the apple cider vinegar, and since I had some minced garlic left over from the mayo, I tossed it in.

This chicken salad turned out to be much more flavorful than most of the store-bought salads I’ve had. It’s also very easy to make, since everything is either raw or pre-cooked.

If I had picked up pre-processed pomegranate instead of the actual fruit and pre-made mayo, all I would have needed to do was chop the onion and shred chicken before mixing. Even with the extra bits, it took me less than an hour to make.

Being the lazy cook I am, quick recipes are always the way to go. I also appreciated the minimal dish-washing that was needed afterwards.

Now I’m craving it again. Maybe I’ll put it on the meal plan for next week. I’ll make more, though, because it didn’t last very long.

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