Chicken, Avocado, and Spinach Salad

Last night was gym night, which meant we wanted an extra healthful dinner – you know, so we didn’t undo all the hard work we just put in!  What came out of the kitchen was a delightful mix of fresh, colorful veggies, lean protein, herbs, citrus, and “good” fats.  And after leaving all my energy at the gym, it was an added benefit that this was super simple to put together – so simple that I never planned to post it, but Mike insisted. =)

This really should be called Refrigerator  Salad, since that’s what it is – a mix of miscellaneous ingredients that were just hanging out in the fridge.  So feel free to add, change, or exclude any ingredients as you see fit (or as the contents of your fridge dictate)!

Chicken, Avocado, and Spinach Salad
 
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A simple, yet delicious and healthful chicken, avocado, and spinach salad that's great for a light dinner or a tasty lunch (or exclude the protein and serve it alongside your favorite main dish)! Did I mention it's only about 300 calories?
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 1
Ingredients
Salad
  • 1-1½ cup of your favorite lettuce mix (I used a mix of Butter Lettuce and Baby Spinach), torn into bite-sized pieces
  • ¼ cup Sugar Snap Peas, cut into thirds
  • 8 Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • ½ Avocado, cubed
  • 2 ounces Rotisserie Chicken, diced
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled Feta Cheese
Dressing
  • ½ tablespoon of your favorite Olive Oil (I used Jalapeno Olive Oil)
  • ½ tablespoon of your favorite Balsamic Vinegar (I used Cucumber - sounds strange, but it's delicious!)
  • ¼ Lime, juiced
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • ½ teaspoon of your favorite chopped herbs (I used Basil and Oregano)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Drop the lettuce and veggies in your favorite salad bowl.
  2. Whisk or shake the dressing ingredients until well mixed.
  3. Top, toss, & enjoy!

"Taylor" It!
  1. Give your lime a firm roll on the counter with the heel of your hand or zap it in the microwave for about 10 seconds. This will help get the juices flowing!

 

I LOVE to cook, bake, and entertain for friends and family for two reasons: 1) I LOOOOOOVE food!! 2) I am a people-pleaser. I get my joy and warm, fuzzy feelings by making others feel loved and taken care of. What better way to do that than with a delicious, home-cooked meal?!

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