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It is summer! Time for long sunny days, picnics and spending quality time with family. I don’t know about where you live, but we somehow missed spring here in Baltimore. It was freezing (literally) one day and the next *BAM* summer had arrived. For my summer meals I like to eat on the lighter side and pair the meal with a refreshing drink. Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad and Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea are the ideal combo.
For our summer meals, we also prefer dishes that aren’t labor intensive and keep the house cool. To cut time and heat, I visit my local Giant grocery store and pick up a rotisserie chicken or grilled chicken from the salad bar, getting just enough for Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad.
To complete the meal, I swing through the beverage aisle for a few bottles of refreshing Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea. Make sure to check out the two new varieties: Sorta Sweet Honey Green Tea and Rooibos.
Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad cuts out the heavy mayo, making this a lighter version of the classic picnic favorite. Adding fresh lime juice not only gives it flavor, but prevents the avocado from turning brown. To bring for a picnic or potluck, pack all off the fixings, croissant rolls and avocado pesto chicken salad in separate containers and assemble right before eating. I’ve even rolled mine up in lettuce making a carb and gluten-free version!
Make sure to add your favorite variety of Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea!
- Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea Unsweet
- Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea Sorta Sweet
- Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea Sweet
- Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea Sorta Sweet Honey Green Tea
- Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea Rooibos
Don’t forget to PIN Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad!
- 2 ripe avocados
- 2 tablespoons pesto
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 cup cooked chicken shredded or chopped
- Fine sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
- 2 in croissant or brioche rolls cuthalf
- 2 leafs Boston Bibb lettuce
- 4 slices vine-ripened tomato
- 4 red onion rings
In a medium mixing bowl, mash avocado, pesto and lime juice together. Fold in chicken and season with fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste.
Load each halved roll with lettuce, tomato and red onion. Generously spoon avocado pesto chicken salad between the two. Top with other half of bread.
Which variety of Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea do you want to try?