The other night I had all intentions of making this salad and posting it for you all to see but after a lo-ong day and a massive headache I fell asleep in front of Matthew McConaughey in Sahara (hard to do I know!) and wasn't to be seen til the next morning! So, the story goes that I then had to share, yes SHARE, this lovely salad with my lovely man the next night. Mind you I'm surprised he didn't pass out in his bowl he was that tired after WINNING THE (crazy) 6HOUR RACE the night before! WOO HOO - GO TEAM! Yes, that's right he wasn't crazy enough to ride it solo, oh no, he tooks mates. Smart man. So, without further ado I must give you my (lactose & gluten free) salad fit for the eternally tired couple. (It is, of course, preferable to watch Matthew McConaughey in Sahara or any of his films really, whilst eating this salad - For the men reading this I apologise, but Penelope Cruz and Kate Hudson aren't exactly bad looking so you'll just have to deal!)
Gluten Free Scallywag Creamy Mustard Chicken Salad
Cooked, shredded chicken for two
1/4cup pine nuts
1/4 cup whole egg mayonnaise
1tblspn olive oil
2tsp seeded mustard
1 garlic clove, peeled and finely diced (or 1/tsp minced garlic)
pepper, to taste
6large basil leaves, washed
1 baby cucumber, washed and copped
1 capsicum, washed, sliced and chopped
2 handfuls rocket, washed
2slices Spanish onion, thinly diced
Heat small frypan or pot and add pine nuts to dry roast. Turn to low heat and toss every now and then until browned. Remove from heat.
In a small jug combine the mayonnaise, oil, mustard, garlic and pepper. Sir until combined. Tear basil into small pieces and stir into dressing. Pour over chicken and mix to cover.
In serving bowls place rocket, cucumber, capsicum and cherry tomatoes, sprinkle with onion.
Top with creamy chicken and sprinkle the pine nuts on top.
Super easy for entertaining as this can be prepared ahead. Simply prepare each item separate and when it is time to serve; layer up, grab a fork and viola!
yum yum yum... there will be a replay of Sahara later this week (thankfully I own the DVD) and I believe another munching of this salad!