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The best chicken avocado salad recipe

best chicken avocado salad recipe

I’ve given it a lot of thought, and I think avocado might just be my favourite food in the entire world. Avocado slices on toast with chilli flakes. Homemade guacamole. Avocado spaghetti. And chicken avocado salad. Especially this shredded chicken version, which is the best chicken avocado salad recipe I’ve ever guessed my way into creating.

It’s not the prettiest looking chicken avocado salad in the world, but then anything that has shredded chicken in it rarely is. What I like best though about this chicken avocado salad recipe is that it is a substantial salad. A salad that is actually a meal, not just a few leaves on your plate. It’s filling, nutritious and really tasty too.

Crispy lettuce, shredded chicken and ripe avocados keeping each other company in the salad bowl. Mingling with lime juice and fresh coriander. And complimented perfectly by a non-alcoholic mojito (recipe coming soon…).

The best chicken avocado salad recipe

Ingredients (serves two):

  • Leftover chicken or two chicken fillets
  • Two ripe avocados
  • Lettuce
  • Cucumber
  • Juice of half a lime
  • One clove of garlic
  • Olive oil

Method:

Peel the first avocado and place it in a blender with half the lime juice, a clove of garlic, chopped coriander, chopped mint and a glug of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and blend until smooth. Set aside.

If you’re using leftover chicken shred it into small pieces with two folks. Alternatively poach your two uncooked chicken fillets by placing them in a pan of cold water (ensuring the water covers the chicken by an inch) and bringing to a boil. After boiling for 10 minutes simmer for another 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and not pink inside. Leave to cool for thirty minutes before shredding.

Put the shredded chicken in a bowl and mix with the avocado mixture until combined. Chop the lettuce, cucumber and second avocado and place in serving bowl. Top with the chicken mixture and serve.

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Avocado Pasta Recipe

Avocado Spaghetti Recipe

I read the other day that avocado is the only food that you could live off alone. It’s full of essential fats and can be put to use in a surprising number of recipes.

I like my avocados straight up, as guacamole or smeared on toast topped with a poached egg. I’m fairly adventurous in the kitchen but never thought avocado and pasta would work, but after reading a few recipes online I thought it was worth giving a go.

For a deliciously decadent pasta dish try this simple recipe for avocado spaghetti:

Ingredients (for one – double or quadruple up for more)
80g spaghetti
1 avocado
1 clove of garlic
Olive oil
Black pepper

  • Boil up your water and place the spaghetti in the pan
  • While your spaghetti is cooking, peel and remove the stone in the avocado
  • Place the garlic and avocado in a blender with a glug of olive oil and blend until mostly smooth
  • Once spaghetti is cooked, drain, reserving a small amount of cooking water
  • Put the spaghetti back in the pan, place the avocado mix on top and gently mix it in. Add a small amount of cooking water if necessary
  • Place in bowl and grind some black pepper on top

Enjoy with a glass of chilled white wine or elderflower cordial.

Let me know if you make it and tell me what you think!