Mini-me is home for the summer and that means eating extra healthy and spending more time in the kitchen. (Oh, dear God).
We usually enjoy bonding while baking, but last week we decided to expand our culinary repertoire to salads. I’m shocked too.
Here’s the dinner we whipped up for the family. It was light and easy and turned out better than we expected. And I didn’t feel guilty at all eating chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Apple & Avocado Chicken Salad:
2 1/2 rotisserie or BBQ’d chicken breasts diced
1 head red leaf lettuce
1/2 avocado diced
1 large Fuji apple diced
1 medium cucumber diced
2 carrots, peeled and shredded
1/4 cup shaved almonds to sprinkle on top
*Optional: grilled corn or zucchini
1-1 1/2 medium garlic clove
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
dash of Worcestershire sauce
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced into quarters
dash of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup light virgin olive oil
Blend all ingredients, except olive oil, in a blender or food processor, slowly adding the olive oil in a steady stream. Toss salad in dressing right before serving. Serve alone or with whole wheat pitas or tortillas.
*FYI, this dressing, minus the olive oil, makes a delicious sandwich-spread or dip
** These recipes were adapted from Jessica Strand’s Salad Dressings
Hayley Kaplan says
Sounds scrumptious. Wish I had all the ingredients on hand to make it right now. Thanks, Linda.
Lisa Endlich Heffernan says
On a miserable hot day like today, this sounds just about right. Cool food, no oven. Thanks Linda
Estelle Sobel Erasmus says
I like avocado with anything. Apples. Chicken. it all works together and looks delicious.
Lois Alter Mark says
That looks delicious! What a great combination — I’m drooling already!
Lisha Fink says
I have ripe avocados and leftover chicken in the fridge. Guess what’s for dinner!
Janie Emaus says
Yum. Yum. This looks delicious!
You had me at avocado – then you went and added apples and almonds. Cannot wait to try this!
Cathy Chester says
I love these ingredients. I may even, ahem, cook – to make it! Of course I will. Great recipe. Enjoy your time with Little YOU!