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Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad

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If you are looking for a light lunch or dinner this is a great recipe. It’s perfect for those hot summer months when you don’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. It is a tasty quick grilled chicken recipe that won’t be like all the others you make for your family.

Grilled Chicken with Avocado Salad

serves 2 or 3

What you need:

4 chicken breasts
2 Tbsp chopped walnuts or almonds
1 large head of Romaine lettuce
1 large tomato ~ chopped
1 red pepper ~ sliced
1/2 small avocado ~ cut in chunks

Dressing:

2 Tbsp Lemon juice
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
extra virgin olive oil ~ to taste
salt
pepper

What you do:

1. Grill your chicken breasts ~ if you want them at room temperature for serving, do this ahead of time or buy already grilled chicken.

2. While chicken is cooking chop up the lettuce ~ make sure to get rid of the outside layers.  Add your veggies to the salad.

3. Whisk your dressing ingredients ~ using enough olive oil to make it taste good to you.

4. Top with chicken and nuts of your choice.

Make it a meal:

This salad is the perfect meal all by itself.  Especially if you are eating 5 or 6 small meals. This will last you for a few hours until it’s time to eat again. It has all the building blocks of a good meal, including protein and produce. If you need a few extra carbs you could add a some croutons or some nice bread.

What did we think:

I thought this would be a little bland, (I’m a ranch girl) but the dressing was quite nice and refreshing. I might also add a few more veggies to this salad.  I also season the chicken a little before cooking, the basic salt, pepper and garlic powder.  This is a very tasty salad, and a nice refreshing change of pace.

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