Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado is creamy, delicious and healthy, which is why it’s a great substitute for mayonnaise in chicken salad.

Avocado is creamy, delicious and healthy, which is why it's a great substitution for mayonnaise in chicken salad.

One of the most interesting health benefits of avocados is that they make you feel fuller longer. This is because of the abundant fat content. And they sure do have a lot of fat, coming in at around 20-25 grams of fat per fruit. It’s healthy fat though, the kind that is known to lower cholesterol and help with blood pressure. So, they’re loaded with all this healthy fat that helps you, and, when you eat them, it makes you less hungry and less likely to crave other foods later. Avocados, for the win, right?

Because of this, I’ve been trying to incorporate avocado into my lunches more and more. To that end, I’ve come up with today’s avocado chicken salad recipe. It’s a straight up, basic chicken salad recipe. You know the kind: chicken, celery and green onion. But it has avocado instead of mayonnaise.

You’ll definitely taste the avocado mixed into the chicken salad. But it’s not super-strong because there are so many other flavors going on. What you mostly get from the avocado is creaminess, which is what the mayo was in there for anyhow.

Skip the mayo and go with avocado. It’s delicious!

If you’re looking for more ways to add avocado into your daily diet, I have some great ideas for you over on my sister site, The Cookful:

Avocado Fries

Avocado Macaroni and Cheese

Avocado Alfredo

Avocado Popsicles

Avocado Smoothie

Avocado Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 and 1/4 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1 rib celery, chopped finely
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onion
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, mash the avocado with a fork until smooth.
  2. Add the chicken, celery, green onion, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder and black pepper. Stir until well combined.