Chicken and Risoni Salad

Making mayonnaise is not one of my strong suits and the ones I’ve tried out of the Failsafe cookbook have been too sweet for my liking.  Finally I’ve found a very easy, eggless mayonnaise recipe, which adapted well to a few changes.  Combined with some left over  chicken and vegetables, a can of beans and some pasta, it was great in this pasta salad.  This is also the first salad Oscar has eaten.  He loved the mayonnaise and has since had it with other meals.  We also exploited that fascination that little boys have with bodily functions by telling him that if he ate the beans he would do “smelly pops”.  It worked, he has even asked us to add some “smelly pop beans” to other dinners!

Egg-free Mayonnaise

Serves 1 cup
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 10 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe
Meal type Condiment
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Easy egg-free mayonnaise.


  • 1/2 cup light evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons rice malt syrup
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon lemon juice substitute (Refer to basics page)
  • Salt


1. Pour the evaporated milk into a food processor and start to whiz. Add the oil 2 tablespoons at a time.
2. Once all the oil has been added, add the remaining ingredients. Adjust the amount of lemon juice substitute to taste.
3. Process at high speed for a couple of minutes until thick.
Store in the fridge. It will last for at least a week.
Eggless Mayonnaise


Low chemical / failsafe

Lemon juice substitute recipe.


If salicylates aren't a problem use lemon juice and honey instead of the lemon juice substitute and rice malt syrup.


Chicken and Risoni Salad

Serves 4-6
Prep time 40 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Egg, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish, Salad, Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold
Easy pasta and chicken salad.


  • 1/2 cup Risoni pasta
  • 1 1/3 cup cooked potato
  • 1 1/2 cup Cooked chicken (diced)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Mayonnaise (Refer to basics page)
  • 1 x 240g can Bean mix (drained and rinsed)
  • iceberg lettuce leaves (washed)


  • 1/2 cup cooked carrot (diced)


1. Cook the pasta to al dente then drain, rinse and place in the fridge to cool.
2. Once the pasta has cooled, combine with the potato, carrot (if using) chicken and bean mix.
3. Line a large bowl with lettuce leaves and pour the salad into the bowl.
4. Drizzle the mayonnaise over the top and lightly toss through.
5. Serve, or store in the fridge until ready to eat.


Low chemical / Failsafe without the carrot.  Moderate salicylates with the carrot.

Click here for mayonnaise recipe.

Quantities of chicken, carrot and potato were what I had on hand, but can varied.  Risoni is a very small pasta that looks a bit like a big piece of rice, but you could use any type of pasta for this recipe.




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4 Responses to Chicken and Risoni Salad

  1. Reegan says:

    Lovely sounding recipe! How much salt do you like to put in?
    p.s For a rice milk sub, I found this website:

    • Oscars Mum says:

      Thanks for the evaporated milk link Reegan. I usually just use a pinch of salt (about 1/8 tspn).

  2. TortoiseMum says:

    So much inspiration here! TT has never eaten salad either, and I would love to share one with her with the festive season upon us.

    I wonder if I could substitute rice milk for the evaporated milk? What do you think?

    • Oscars Mum says:

      I think rice milk might work as evaporated milk is thin like milk, but it might be too thin. I came across some evaporated milk substitutes a while ago when I had run out and was searching for an alternative. I didn’t try the rice milk one, but here is the link: