Most Popular Food in the World? Salad. Of course.

By on August 23, 2019

We should have known this. Salad wins the prize for most popular food world wide.

Today for lunch I made myself a great lunch by combining several ready made ingredients:  an Asian salad mix with dressing,  some left over roast chicken, and a glass of ice tea.  Good, easy and satisfying.

But here’s a bit more complicated salad that is perfect for serving at this moment when tomatoes are at their ripest from coast to coast.  Enjoy!  Use that ready made chicken salad from the store,  the ripest tomatoes you can find and go forth. This is a lovely lunch

Cilantro Chicken Salad Stuffed into Red Ripe Tomatoes

makes 4 servings

This easy chicken salad recipe is made with scallions, cilantro with a hint of lime. It’s a tasty twist on
traditional chicken salad with some Latin flavor!  Stuff into those perfect ripe tomatoes and voila.  It’s lunch.

2 cups cooked chicken breast (shredded or diced)
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 small green onion, chopped
2 teaspoon  lime juice
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
kosher salt and freshly grated black pepper to taste
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon chile powder
1/4  cup chicken broth or as needed

4 large ripe tomatoes, cored

1. Combine chicken, mayonnaise, scallions, lime juice, and cilantro.
2. Season to taste with salt, pepper, garlic powder, cumin, and chile powder.
3. Add a little chicken broth if chicken seams too dry, 1 tbsp at a time.
4.. Add salt and pepper, a piece of celery and it’s leaves (you could add herbs like parsley, garlic, onion, or whatever you want)

Stuff 4 large tomatoes with chicken salad and serve.


About Linda Eckhardt

Linda West Eckhardt, is an award winning journalist, food writer, and nutritionist. Her more than 20 cookbooks have garnered prizes including the James Beard prize for the best cookbook for a text she wrote with her daughter, Katherine West DeFoyd, entitled Entertaining 101, Doubleday. Their follow-up book, Stylish One Dish Dinners, Doubleday, was also nominated for a James Beard prize. Their next book, The High Protein Cookbook, Clarkson Potter, remains a best seller after 12 years. That book was designed to accompany low carb diet plans. Her ground-breaking book, Bread in Half The Time, Broadway Books, was named the Best Cookbook in America by the prestigious IACP, The Julia Child award. Her award winning radio work with Jennifer English, for a national show on the Food and Wine radio network, was nominated for a James Beard Prize for a show called, “I Know What You Ate Last Summer.”