7/27/12

Saving Money Living Life Blog Swap

Hello Cara Loren readers! Heather here from Saving Money Living Life! We are thrilled to be doing a blog swap with Cara today! I blog with my blogging partner and one of my best friends & sorority sisters (ADPI if you must know;)) Jessica about coupons, saving money, married life, living life to the fullest on a budget, & recipes. Pretty please come join us on Facebook or Pinterest & tag along as we stay frugal while having lots of fun along the way!

I don’t know how to break it to my longtime friend chicken salad, but
there’s a new kid in town. I always loved chicken salad with soft grapes,
crunchy nuts, minimal mayo, and delicious hunks of chicken. I mean, it’s a
classic. How do you not love it?

That’s what I thought until this recipe waltzed right into my life via "http://pinterest.com/hmbrown1/
Pinterest obviously….this chicken
salad has lime, cilantro, and avocado in it! So much greeny goodness I can
barely stand it!! Cilantro is my new fave ingredient to cook with. It
brings a great boldness to a recipe!

Adapted from
http://www.kalynskitchen.com/2012/05/recipe-for-chicken-and-avocado-salad.html

Ingredients:
1-2 c cooked chicken, shredded (depending on how large of a batch you want)
2 med avocados, diced
1 T + 1 T fresh squeezed lime juice
Salt, to taste
1/4 c thinly sliced green onion
About 1/2 bunch finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 T light mayo

Directions:
Shred chicken & place in a bowl large enough to hold all
ingredients.   Dice avocados into medium-sized pieces, mix with 1 T of the
lime juice, and season avocado with salt to taste.  Thinly slice the green
onion and finely chop the cilantro.  Mix mayo and 1 T lime juice to make
the dressing.
Add sliced green onions & dressing to shredded chicken & toss
until all the chicken is coated with dressing.  Add avocado and any lime
juice in the bottom of the bowl and lastly add the chopped cilantro and
gently mix into the salad until combined.

What is your favorite way to spice up your chicken salad?


Thank you so much Heather! I can't wait to try this chicken salad!

4 comments:

  1. Made this tonight less one avocado and added arugula, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Great recipe! Thank you!

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