I love a salad that I can throw together at the beginning of the week and eat for lunch all week long. This salad is one of those. It doesn’t take a whole lot of prep or time, just some chopping and mixing, and that’s it. This salad is especially healthy because it has 2 avocados in it. You’ll be getting a good serving of healthy omega-3 fatty acids every day. It’s also pretty low calorie, with only 318 calories per serving (4 servings total). It will keep you full longer with 23.1 grams of protein. My favorite part? It tastes great! It’s a little bit like a guacamole chicken dish. The pepper and celery do give off some water, so don’t be alarmed if there is some to drain off the next day. If brown avocados bother you, make sure to eat this one in a few days. Otherwise, the color will not hurt you.
Chicken Avocado Salad
Serving size: 199 g Calories: 318 Fat: 19.5 g Carbohydrates: 15.2 g Protein: 23.1 g
2 large chicken breasts or 2 cups diced or shredded chicken
1/2 green pepper (about 1/4 cup)
3/4 cup celery
1/2 cup onion
1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro
2 large avocados, diced
1 four ounce can green chilies
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon roasted garlic powder or garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1. Mix the chicken, green pepper, celery, cilantro, avocado, and chilies together.
2. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, garlic powder, chili powder, and salt and mix well.
What’s your favorite avocado dish? Let us know in the comments section!
Crystal is the founder of Simply Playful Fare. She has been in the kitchen for as long as she can remember. She has a degree in English with an emphasis in creative writing.