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Avocado Chicken Waldorf Salad

This recipe takes leftover chicken to the next level. It’s a mayo-free twist on the classic Waldorf chicken salad and best of all, it’s simple and quick to make.

Prep: 10 minsTotal: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado, ripe – peeled and pit removed
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh basil or 2 tsp. dried basil, roughly chopped
  • 12 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups cubed cooked chicken (~3/4 lb.) – leftover chicken or turkey works great!
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • ¼ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup grapes, halved or ¼ cup dried cranberries or cherries
  • ½ apple, diced (~½ cup)
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped or nuts of choice

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend the avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, basil, salt and pepper until smooth and creamy, scraping sides as needed. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, celery, red onion, grapes, apples, and nuts.
  3. Stir in avocado dressing with other ingredients. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve on top of a bed of greens, in a lettuce wrap or on top of cucumber slices.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 243
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 10 g
  • (Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 5 g)
  • Protein: 22 g

Dietary

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Recipe By: Stacie Hassing

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