February 3, 2015

Avocado Chicken Salad

Avo Chicken Salad 1

There’s a time and a place for mayonnaise.  Typically it’s lunchtime, mixed into a chicken or tuna salad.  I decided to do something healthy and unique by creating a chicken salad using avocado as the binder.

This idea came to me after craving a healthier pasta dish I used to make for my roommates and I during college.  I changed the ingredients up a bit to tailor it to a simple, savory chicken salad and was very pleased with the result.

The Tips

Avo Chicken Salad Sauce

Avo Chicken Salad 2

The Recipe

Avocado Chicken Salad
Yields 4
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  1. 1 rotisserie chicken
  2. 2 avocado, ripe
  3. Zest and juice from 1 lemon
  4. 1/4 cup fresh basil, packed
  5. 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  6. Salt and pepper to taste
  7. 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flake for serving (optional)
  1. Using 2 forks, pull all the meat off the rotisserie chicken.
  2. In a food processor, add the avocado, lemon juice, basil and EVOO. Blend until completely smooth. Transfer to a medium bowl, then stir in salt, pepper and lemon zest.
  3. Add the pulled chicken to the sauce and combine.
  1. Serve with additional lemon zest and a sprinkling of red pepper flake.
Adapted from From the Little Yellow Kitchen
Lana del Crave https://lanadelcrave.com/

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