Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Avocado Chicken Salad

Straight up?  I hate mayonnaise.  Like really hate it.

So basically I've never liked chicken salad or egg salad.

Until I found a genius idea, of course, on Pinterest.


Because avocados?  I LOVE.

This chicken salad has zero mayo.  Instead, I use a combination of Greek yogurt and avocado and it is creamy and delicious, and added in some dried cherries for a burst of chewy sweetness.  I used a good amount of Greek yogurt (2% because it's less tart), you certainly could adjust the amount down if you would like!

Also, I used Trader Joe's pre-grilled chicken breast.  Because it was that kind of day.  And it was also delicious.

Avocado Chicken Salad

(3 servings - 1/2 cup each: 188 calories per serving per MyFitnessPal Recipe Builder)

1 medium ripe avocado
1 lime
1/2 cup 2% Greek yogurt
6 oz. chopped up or shredded chicken breast
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup dried cherries

Scoop the avocado out of it's skin and into bowl.  Juice the lime over the avocado and mash with a fork until creamy.  Add in the greek yogurt, chicken, salt, pepper, and dried cherries and stir until well combined.

(Side note - it does make three servings, and even with the lime juice, the avocado still turns a bit brown in the fridge however it still tastes delicious!)

Serve on a wrap with some lettuce or just on a bed of lettuce, would even be delicious with pita or pita crips!

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