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Gnarly Pepper has a mayo alternative by using their Like Mayo blend with plain greek yogurt. Super tasty — WAY less calories.
Any suggestion on some different fillings – im thinking smokey / glaced beef mince or perhaps another protein… duck maybe :)
Light, breezy, relatively inoffensive and quite boring. It needs more tang and quite a lot more curry. 2 out of 10.
Would Greek yogurt be an ok substitute for regular?
Love how light and pretty this appetizer is Elise, perfect for the holidays!
How about a few pomegranate seeds sprinkled over these for color and flavor? Yes!
I would add some chopped pimentos to make it seasonal colors!
Elise, I think you have a typo — should it be 1 1 /3 lb (not 1 1/3 cup) of boneless, skinless, chicken breasts to end up with 3 cups diced chicken?
Thanks for the catch! Corrected.
I wonder what would suit instead of the chicken in order to make these vegetarian?…
ksi, I was wondering the same thing, was thinking maybe crushed chickpeas (chickpea “tuna” consistency) or stir-fried tofu? There are a couple of faux frozen meats that would probably do well too
Try mushrooms instead of chicken. Pom pom mushrooms would give it a lobster/crab flavour and texture. It would also emphasize the spices, they take on flavours of whatever they are cooked with in the dish. Keep in mind, they need to be cooked to get the nutritional content from them. Morels or oyster mushrooms would be very good as well.
A local deli used to make a curried green peas that was delicious. My problem is finding California endive. I have been suggesting it or any specialty lettuces to 2 of the local big chain grocers for weeks with no real success. Very frustrating.
Although not the same type of vessel or flavor you could use a Butter lettuce leaf (aka Boston or Bibb) for each appetizer and the taste would be just as good … Even the most poorly stocked grocery stores generally carry it …
PS – I failed to mention to ‘wrap’ each portion in a leaf …
I’ve done these with just herbed-goat cheese and slices of dates.
I think making this salad recipe with steamed and diced or grated tempeh would work great as a vegetarian substitute!