Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What's for Lunch? Summer Chicken Salad w/ Avocado, Cilantro & Lime

This is a delicious way to make chicken salad.

I was drooling over the recipe on Kalyn's Kitchen, and thought this would be the perfect summer sandwich and be able to incorporate my beloved avocado into a recipe.

Why do I eat avocados only in the summer? They are available from Mexico and California all year round, but they just seem like a warm weather thing to me.

Kalyn uses low-fat mayo, so go ahead if you like it, but I am a Hellman's girl, so I use the real deal.

Chicken Salad w/ Avocado, Cilantro & Lime: (adapted from Kalyn's Kitchen)

1 cup of leftover roasted chicken
2 small ripe avocados, cut into small cubes
3 scallions, sliced thin
1/4 cup of minced red onion
salt & pepper
juice of a lemon or lime
2 tbsp of mayo
handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

Mix all the ingredients together, gently folding the avocado cubes in last.

Season w/ salt & pepper and cilantro at the end.

This was great on whole grain bread eaten at the beach!

Enjoy summer!

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Jeanne said...

Yummo! I'm making this for lunch today : )

Katie C. said...

I saw your sandwich, yummy! I don't have all the ingredients but I DO have some leftover grilled herb chicken. It's supposed to be SO hot out today that this sounds like a great dinner for tonight.

Content in a Cottage said...

Stacey...That is one delicious-looking sandwich!!!

Kate said...

Chicken is so versatile...I love chicken salad for lunch or dinner on these warm summer days. Great recipe idea!

Ciao Chow Linda said...

I'm annoyed at myself for not having either chicken or avocado in house today. This looks like it could become one of my favorite sandwiches. said...

oh my gosh that looks so delicious! creamy and wonderful!

Lisa said...

Oh my looks so good and easy, and I don't even cook. Opps, did I say that? :-) My husband does the cooking but I supply the recipes, many from you. This looks like a must for this weekend on the beach.