Avocados aren’t just for guacamole, and this chicken salad highlights all the versatility, rich flavors, and health benefits that the great green fruit has to offer. Chopped avocado — and all the healthy fats and fiber that comes with it — is mixed with lean chicken breast, fresh Honeycrisp apples, tart dried cranberries, and crunchy chopped walnuts to create a powerhouse of a salad. Tangy Greek yogurt and lemon juice combine with the avocado to make a creamy sauce when mixed together. Substitute tofu and alternative yogurt to make it vegan.
This nutrient-rich salad can be enjoyed alone, on a bed of lettuce, or as a sandwich. Remember to cover leftovers with plastic wrap placed right on top of the salad to prevent the avocado from browning.
Recipe: Easy Avocado Chicken Salad