Avocado Salad

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This avocado salad is a game changer
Avocado Salad
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Avocado Salad

This recipe is a crowd pleaser, especially if the crowd loves avocados. The creamy dressing paired with the bite of arugula, the buttery taste of avocado, and the tang of Parmesan creates a unique and exciting contrast of flavors. It can stand to lose the chicken and can also be spruced up with some frisee or a sprinkle of almonds. If you love avocado, this is a quick and satisfying dish.

Ready in
50 min
Prep5 min
Cook45 min
4
Servings
681
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4 Cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 Cups olive oil + 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 Cup shaved Parmesan
  • 2 Cups arugula
  • 1 head of Boston Bibb lettuce
  • 2 Tablespoons salt, divided
  • 2 Teaspoons pepper, divided

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.


On a sheet pan, season chicken breast with 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper and rub with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Roast in oven for 30-45 minutes, or until done. Let cool and shred.


In a food processor, blend together one of the avocados, the lemon juice, garlic clove, white balsamic vinegar, and the remaining salt and pepper. Slowly add the rest of the olive oil and blend until well incorporated. You will have about a cup of dressing; set aside half and save other half for later use.


Dice the other avocado and set aside. In a salad bowl, add Boston Bibb, arugula, shredded chicken, shaved Parmesan, and toss well to combine. Add the avocado dressing and toss. Add diced avocado last, toss and serve.
 

Avocado Shopping Tip

Avoid very soft avocados; choose those that yield slightly to finger pressure.

Avocado Cooking Tip

Avocados oxidize quickly; use lemon juice to keep the flesh from turning brown.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
61g
94%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Cholesterol
59mg
20%
Protein
23g
47%
Carbs
14g
5%
Vitamin A
121µg
13%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.2%
Vitamin B6
0.9mg
44%
Vitamin C
17mg
29%
Vitamin E
8mg
42%
Vitamin K
99µg
100%
Calcium
220mg
22%
Fiber
7g
30%
Folate (food)
130µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
130µg
32%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
67mg
17%
Monounsaturated
41g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
9mg
43%
Phosphorus
319mg
46%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
893mg
26%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.7%
Sodium
696mg
29%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
11.2%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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