Avocado Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette {Healthy Salad}

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A delicious Avocado Chicken Salad topped with a tangy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Great if you are looking for an easy healthy salad to make during the week.

Avocado Chicken Salad #healthysalad #lightsalad

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 4

Next 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 5

Drizzle the salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Enjoy!

Avocado Chicken Salad #healthysalad #lightsalad

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Avocado Chicken Salad #healthysalad #lightsalad

Avocado Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette {Healthy Salad}

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 2 salads 1x
  • Category: Salad, Chicken
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A delicious Avocado Chicken Salad topped with a tangy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette. Great if you’re looking for an easy, healthy salad to make during the week.


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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
  • 1/3 cup of pecan pieces
  • 1/2 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!

Keywords: easy chicken salad, healthy salad recipe, work lunch ideas, salad ideas

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22 Responses
  1. Emily

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

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesings.com

    1. Krista

      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!

  2. lisa@cookingwithcurls

    You rebel you 🙂 I’m the same way, I don’t like being told what to do. I hope you’re feeling better. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Krista

      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!

  3. Laura @ The Rookie Cook

    This salad looks tasty! Hope you are recovering quickly so you can eat normal people food 🙂 On the up side, this does mean you can have lots of ice cream!!
    Ps. Where did you get that napkin?? I looove it!

    1. Krista

      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!

  4. Andi @ The Weary Chef

    This salad looks so good, but how sad to write about it when you can’t eat real food! How much longer do you have on soft foods only? I hope you are recovered very soon. xoxo

    1. Krista

      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. 🙂

  5. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Hope you are recovering well and will be back to eating crunchy foods soon! This salad has all of my favorites – goat cheese, avocado, pecans and basil.

    1. Krista

      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!

  6. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    I’m right there with ya. Liquid diet? No way! Are you recovering quickly?

    I love this salad. Avocado DOES make everything better. :). Pinned.

    1. Krista

      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! 🙂

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