This recipe makes a great a great summer snack or Hors d’Oeuvre for pool parties, backyard cookouts or when you have surprise guests. It is light and refreshing, but substantial enough to take the edge off of your hunger. Keep in mind that if you have this outside on a hot day or for any length of time, you will want to have a way to keep the chicken salad cool. A bowl immersed in a larger bowl of ice is an easy solution.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb chicken breast*
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 3 tablespoons Beck’s Creole Mayo
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 pint of grape tomatoes
  • 1 bunch of chopped scallion greens
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Preparation:

  • Boil the chicken until cooked through and put in the refrigerator to cool
  • Dice the celery and chicken and mix with Creole mayo
  • Peel and slice the cucumber into rounds and lay flat on a serving plate
  • Place a teaspoon of chicken salad on cucumber round
  • Slice grape tomatoes in half and use to top the chicken salad
  • Finish with sprinkled scallion and salt and pepper to taste

*As an alternative to chicken, try using use boiled shrimp or even tuna in a pinch. The Creole mayo goes very well with each. If you’re short on cucumber, try water crackers or event toast points.