This healthy Mexican avocado salad recipe brings together chicken, avocado and Mexican spices for a delicious entree that makes a great lunch or supper!
Mexican Avocado Salad
Lime Dressing /Marinade:
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 1 tbsp honey
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp)
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 14 oz boneless skinless chicken breast
- ½ tsp chipotle powder
- ½ tsp dried oregano
- ¼ tsp cumin powder
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ¾ cup frozen corn, thawed
- 1 avocado, diced
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- ½ red onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp dried cilantro
- 5 cups romaine lettuce, cut into bite-sized pieces
- Place lime dressing ingredients in a small jar and shake to mix.
- Put 2 tbsp dressing in a sealable sandwich bag. Add chipotle, oregano and cumin. Shake bag to mix and add chicken. Marinade overnight.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Cook chicken until it reaches an internal temperature of 160͒, about 4 minutes on each side. Let rest for 5 minutes and slice.
- Add 1 tbsp cilantro to dressing and shake to mix.
- Place corn, avocado, tomato and onion in a bowl. Add remaining cilantro, half of remaining dressing and toss to coat.
- Place lettuce in a bowl and toss with remaining dressing. Top with salsa and sliced chicken.
- Hack: If you plan to eat this over several days, do not assemble salad until ready to eat. Put serving-size portions of salsa in sealable sandwich bags and squeeze out as much air as possible before sealing. Put the bags in a covered container. The absence of air and light will keep the avocado from browning.
- Hack: To keep lettuce romaine lettuce fresh longer, separate leaves and wash. Dry in a salad spinner or with paper towels. Place lettuce leaves in a sealable plastic bag or container with paper towels between each layer to absorb moisture. Replace paper towels if they become soggy.
- Hack: Shop the salad bar if you just need a small amount of an item that you don’t think you’ll use again before it “goes over”.
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Suggestion: Italian herb focaccia bread would pair nicely with this salad!