Avocado Chicken Salad #healthysalad #lightsalad

Avocado Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette {Healthy Salad}

I really don’t know how people can stay on a liquid diet?  The past couple of days I have been craving any and everything with a crunch, especially a light healthy salad.  Eating nothing but soup, yogurt, scrambled eggs, and ice cream after my surgery is not only boring but a major killer. I mean, I’m a girl who likes to cook and eat!  The other factor aiding to my soft food annoyance right now is I don’t like being told what NOT to do. In fact, most of the time when someone tells me NOT to do something you can bet that I will try to do it. Ughh… I want food!

Ok, enough of the pity party for one.  Before my surgery I made this awesome Avocado Chicken Salad.  I had a few extra Cooked Chicken Breasts left over from a get together we had as well as some Roasted Tomatoes from the Caprese Flatbread I made. So, I just combined my leftovers added some avocado {which makes everything better}, made this tangy Honey Mustard vinaigrette and viola… an awesome Healthy Salad.

To get started, mix together 2 Tablespoons of Dijon Mustard and 1 teaspoon of dry basil.

Avocado Chicken Salad 1

Next, add in 4 Tablespoons of Vinegar, 4 Tablespoons of canola oil, and salt & pepper to taste. {this will be tangy from the vinegar, if you want it less tangy add less vinegar}. Whisk together until thickened. Set aside.

Avocado Chicken Salad 2

Time to assemble the salad, place 4 cups of Fresh Spring Mix Blend in a bowl, top with 1 chopped cooked chicken breast, 1 diced avocado, 2 -3 oz. of crumbled goat cheese.

Avocado Chicken Salad 4Next add 1/3 cup of pecan pieces and 1/2 cup of roasted cherry tomatoes. {to roast tomatoes, place in 400º oven for 20-25 minutes}

Avocado Chicken Salad 5Drizzle the salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Enjoy!

Avocado Chicken Salad #healthysalad #lightsalad

Avocado Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette {Healthy Salad}
 
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Recipe type: Salad, Poultry, Gluten Free
Serves: 2 salads
Ingredients
Dressing:
  • 2 T. dijon mustard
  • 4 T. of vinegar
  • 4 T. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. dry basil
  • salt & pepper
Salad Ingredients:
  • 4 cups of fresh spring mix salad
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 2 oz. of crumbled goat cheese
  • ⅓ cup of pecan pieces
  • ½ cup of roasted cherry tomatoes
Instructions
  1. For the dressing: Mix together Dijon Mustard, dry basil, vinegar, canola oil, and salt & pepper to taste. {this will be tangy from the vinegar, if you want it less tangy add less vinegar}. Whisk together until thickened. Set aside.
  2. Time to assemble the salad: place Fresh Spring Mix Blend in a bowl, top chopped cooked chicken breast, diced avocado, crumbled goat cheese, pecan pieces, and roasted cherry tomatoes. {to roast tomatoes, place in 400º oven for 20-25 minutes}
  3. Drizzle the salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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Lovely comments

    • says

      Yes, and no. Yes, I’m recovering quickly but not quick enough to eat what I want. Thanks for the pin love and well wishes Julie! :)

    • says

      Thanks so much Ashley, your so sweet! I will be back to full health soon, until then I will “eat” through my pictures. :( hehe.. Your a girl after my own heart, all of my favorites are in here too!

    • says

      I KNOW! It is quick sad, watching the Foodnetwork and Pinterest are killers! :) Not sure, right now its hard to open my mouth and also hard to put pressure to bit down on food. I got back in for a check up on Monday, so I guess I will find out then. On the bright side, I leave for Mexico in a couple of weeks so I guess i will be in bikini shape.. haha. :)

    • says

      haha.. you are so right. In fact, that has been the one good thing about this whole experience. Ice Cream and/or fro-yo! :) Thanks for stopping by Laura, I got it at Marshalls Home goods! Love it!

    • says

      haha… my mom use to hate it. She said I just use to look at her and go “no”. :) hehe… I am definitely feeling better, had my first real meal today… definitely a happy girl!

    • says

      Awww.. thanks so much June! I am a Salad girl… love that crunch and a good dressing .. yum! :) Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a great rest of the week!

  1. says

    Looks delicious! I am the same way, when someone tells me not to do something, I do it. Get well soon!

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesings.com

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