This is not strictly a paleo recipe, as I used commercial mayonnaise, which has all sorts of additives and stabilisers in it. However, if I had made my own mayo, I think it would have been, if not strictly, then almost. So as soon as we have finished our jar of generic supermarket mayo, I’ll be making my own.
I wanted a quick lunch, using up bits and bobs I had in the fridge, and chicken lettuce wraps worked a treat. It was essentially like a Waldorf salad (one of my favourites) but with chicken added – leftovers from the chicken I roasted yesterday. They were filling, sweet, and savoury all in one delicious hit.
To make these chicken lettuce wraps, you will need:
Leftover chicken – shredded. Use as much or as little as you like, and use a mixture of dark and white meat if you can.
1 sweet apple – diced. No need to peel.
A handful of grapes – halved.
Walnuts, roughly chopped.
A rib of celery – finely sliced
Mayonnaise – I used 2 heaped teaspoons for me, but add this to your taste. You can use yoghurt or creme fraiche instead if you like.
2 leaves of romaine lettuce per person, each leaf cut in half widthways – the more curved the leaves, the better, as they act as a scoop for the filling.
Put all the ingredients into a bowl, add the mayonnaise and combine thoroughly.
Spoon the mixture on to the lettuce leaves and serve.
Eat with your hands. Because, yeah.