Recipe: Gluten-Free Chicken Salad Tomato Bowls

gluten free spicy chicken salad tomato bowls

It is April.

April means spring? Sunshine? Warming temperatures?

Well, in Calgary, April can be almost anything.

The temperatures rose enough last week that most of the snow had melted and I was out again enjoying my walks.

gluten free spicy chicken salad tomato bowls

Then this past weekend the temperature dropped and the snow continued to fall for 2 days straight.

gluten free spicy chicken salad tomato bowls

This morning I was out again, shoveling the front steps and driveway.

My neighbour was outside shoveling also, and I asked him when he thought this snow might finally be gone.

His quick remark was “June.” Sadly, that can be true.

We will get a mixture of warm spring days, rain, sunshine, the bursting of green grass and also the occasional dump of snow.

Yep, it’s kinda crazy here in the spring.

What the crazy weather here cannot stop is the joy of fresh produce arriving at the farmers market. I try to get to my local market every Friday. I find that the produce I pick up sets my meal making for the week. It also inspires me to eat more veggies.

gluten free spicy chicken salad tomato bowls

One of the many veggies I picked up was a ton of tomatoes. To me, there is nothing better than the tomatoes I get from the greenhouse.

Todays recipe is a great way of serving salad in tomato bowls.

Just hollow them out and they are ready to be filled.

Recipe: Gluten-Free Chicken Salad Tomato Bowls

1 cup leftover chicken breast, finely chopped
1 large green onion, finely chopped
3 small stalks of celery, finely chopped
1 tsp dried dill
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 cup toasted pecans or walnuts
2 Tbsp dried cranberries
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
6-8 large round tomatoes

Hollow out the tomatoes.

In a medium bowl whisk the mayonnaise and yogurt.

Add the rest of the ingredients and stir.

Fill the tomato bowls with the chicken salad mixture.


gluten free spicy chicken salad tomato bowls

gluten free spicy chicken salad tomato bowls

6 comments add yours

  1. this looks wonderful. i cant wait to make it. thank you so much for all your recipes.

  2. This looks yummy! I think I’ll try it out on my hubby. We’re trying to down-size.

  3. This looks delicious! We grow a huge garden with plenty of tomatos. Can’t wait to try the recipe with some big, fat juicy fresh from the garden tomatos! Thanks for the great recipes and all your hard work 🙂

  4. That’s why I like these chicken bowls. You can have chicken salad without adding the carbs of bread-especially gluten free bread

  5. Oh I wish I could grow tomatoes. Here, in Calgary we are just finishing up a long winter. Such a short growing season we have. Good thing I have some great greenhouse suppliers who grow the best tomatoes.

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