Caper Salmon Salad & Fall Chicken Salad

When I started eating paleo two years ago Lunch was definitely the hardest of the three meals to convert over. Dinner was easy, we had already cut out grains from dinner and were eating protein and vegetables for most meals. Breakfast – piece of cake! We love eggs and pretty much eat them everyday. It was that darn sandwich driven meal that was really giving me challenges. I was a sandwich queen! I loved making them; panini, grilled, cold, hot, small, large, you name it! It was hard for me to switch my train of thought and I wasn’t a huge fan of dinner leftovers for lunch. So over the past two years I have learned to embrace leftovers and have found many lunch items I love. Here are two of my favorites; Salmon salad and chicken salad! You can serve these over an avocado or a bed of lettuce; I have even taken some sweet potato chips and eaten them like a dip from time to time.  Heck just take a fork to them by themselves, they are that good!   To top it off these two recipes are really easy to make and take little time to prepare!

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Caper and Lemon Salmon Salad

1 pound salmon fillet (should yield about 1 ½ cups flaked salmon)
Season with salt and pepper and bake at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes or until opaque and flaky

Transfer cooked salmon into a mixing bowl and add the following:

Juice and zest from ½ a lemon
2 Tbsp of capers (drained and rinsed)
1 celery stalk (chopped)
1 tsp fresh dill (chopped)
Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste

Serves 2-3

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Fall Chicken Salad

2 cooked chicken breasts (chopped)
2 celery stalks (chopped)
1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup Everyday Paleo Mayonnaise
1 tsp poppyseeds
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp honey

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix together!

Serves 2-3

 Enjoy!

Comments

    • Rachel Zanger says

      Emily – I found the ones I used at a local market in San Jose, Ca called Sprouts. Its hard to find them, I agree. Another option would be to look online (amazon) and have them shipped – or try health food stores. I Have yet to find them in a regular grocery chain store.

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