Easy and Healthy! Avocado chicken salad with avocado, chopped cooked chicken, apple, celery, and onion. No Mayo!

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Enough filling for two sandwiches or salads

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup finely chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 ripe avocado, seeded and peeled (see How to Cut and Peel an Avocado)
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored, and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice or a tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

 

  • Sandwich bread or salad greens

METHOD

1 Place the chicken, avocado, apple, celery, and red onion in a medium bowl. Gently mash the avocado with a fork and stir it around so that everything gets well mixed.

2 Add the cilantro or parsley, lime juice or lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add more lime juice or salt to taste. If the mixture seems a little dry, you can stir in a teaspoon or two of olive oil.

To store, place in a bowl and cover completely with plastic wrap so that no part of the chicken salad is exposed to air. Will keep a couple of days in the fridge.

Serve on sandwich bread, toasted bread, or salad greens (I recommend arugula or watercress for extra zing).

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