Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad

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Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe - EASY and Healthy! Avocado pesto chicken salad is the perfect no-cook quick meal. No Mayo! www.savoryexperiments.com

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.

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe - EASY and Healthy! Avocado pesto chicken salad is the perfect no-cook quick meal. No Mayo! www.savoryexperiments.com
Snapple® Straight Up™ Tea is made with all-natural ingredients and comes with three levels of sweetness. 

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.

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe - EASY and Healthy! Avocado pesto chicken salad is the perfect no-cook quick meal. No Mayo! www.savoryexperiments.com

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.

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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!

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe - EASY and Healthy! Avocado pesto chicken salad is the perfect no-cook quick meal. No Mayo! www.savoryexperiments.com

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

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Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe - EASY and Healthy! Avocado pesto chicken salad is the perfect no-cook quick meal. No Mayo! www.savoryexperiments.com
Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Avocado Pesto Chicken Salad Recipe- A healthy summer meal that comes together in seconds with leftover chicken.
Servings: 2
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. 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? 

Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe - EASY and Healthy! Avocado pesto chicken salad is the perfect no-cook quick meal. No Mayo! www.savoryexperiments.com Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe - EASY and Healthy! Avocado pesto chicken salad is the perfect no-cook quick meal. No Mayo! www.savoryexperiments.com

Comments

Sophie

The name is a little misleading, seems to be a sandwich and not a salad, but it is still a great tasting recipe nonetheless. I had no idea the lime juice kept it green, after all, it just tastes good so when guacamole recipes call for it I did not know of the secondary purpose, thank you for enlightening me.

    Savory Experiments

    Hi Sophie! I can see that. The idea behind it was a healthy “chicken salad” replacing avocado for mayo. A typical “chicken salad” is served on a sandwich or as a scoop on top of a salad, but you are right even traditional chicken “salad” is not much of a salad at all!

Jen V.

I found a recipe a few months ago to make chicken salad with avocado and we all really enjoy it. I would have never thought of adding pesto to it. I bet it is yummy. I am going to have to print your recipe so I can try it.

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