Chicken Avocado Salad

Posted on Sep 16, 2013 | Comments Off on Chicken Avocado Salad

Several years ago, during my husband’s second deployment, a girlfriend decided that I desperately needed a day of fun. We spent the morning wandering around Pike’s Place Market in Seattle and found a very random little bistro overlooking the waterfront for lunch. It was a pretty, sunny late summer day- the type that just calls for very fresh food. I had an absolutely delicious chicken salad sandwich that has resulted in random cravings ever since. I live far from the Seattle waterfront now but this easy, satisfying but light meal can made with ingredients that are typically already in my kitchen.

Chicken Avocado Salad

ingredients

1 cup shredded/cubed cooked chicken

1/2 avocado

1/4 cup (or a small handful) grapes (red are prettier, but I ususally have green)

juice of half a lime

Red Pepper Chili Flakes, to taste

Salt and Pepper, to taste

 

method

  1. Mash avocado coarsely (I like to leave chunks) and season to taste with salt and pepper. Add lime juice and stir to distribute.
  2. Add chicken and combine until mixed.
  3. Stir grapes in gently so they aren’t crushed.
  4. Season with chili flakes to taste. I like a solid pinch for  a little spice.

*serves 2*

When I’m doing a Whole30, I eat this chicken salad just like this on it’s own. It makes a great snack to have in the fridge. I prefer it chilled so the grapes have some snap to provide texture. When I’m not mid-Whole30, this salad is absolutely to die for on a brioche roll. It’s not bad in a lettuce wrap either.