Chicken and Avocado Salad

Chicken and Avocado Salad
July 1, 2017 Sophie Wishart

Wondering what to eat when pregnant? Trying to enjoy your pregnancy vitamins? Try this chicken salad! Delicious and packed with prenatal nutrients!

This delicious salad is a sooo good for you! Avocados are packed with vitamins and a great source of potassium, pomegranates are full of antioxidants and the chicken provides a good portion of low fat protein. Great for healthy eating during pregnancy and delicious at any time!

Ingredients

1 ripe avocado
2 cooked chicken breasts, cut into chunks
squeeze of lemon or lime juice
2 tbsp pomegranate seeds (or half a pomegranate, seeds removed)
1 cos lettuce, torn into manageable pieces and a mixture of other leaves (watercress, spinach and rocket is ideal)
1 quarter of a cucumber, chopped into cubes

Dressing

3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp wine vinegar
Clove of garlic – crushed
Tsp of honey
Tsp of wholegrain mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Carefully peel the avocado and cut into thick slices, place slices in a small bowl and sprinkle with lemon or lime juice.
  2. Arrange the lettuce and salad leaves in a bowl, add the cucumber and the chicken and arrange the avocado on top of the salad
  3. If you are using a fresh pomegranate, cut it open across its middle, then, holding the pomegranate over the salad, cut-side down, bash the skin with a rolling pin. The seeds should pop out. Sprinkle over the salad.
  4. Now make then dressing. Put all the dressing ingredients into an empty jam jar. Give the jar a good shake and serve the dressing with the salad, along with some crusty granary bread.
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