A scrumptious, healthy salad that's satisfying enough to have as a meal. The star of this is the creamy avocado dressing - full of nutrients, flavour and so delicious!
Author: Nagi | RecipeTin Eats
1/2large or 1 small ripe avocado
1garlic clove, minced
2tbspdiced red onion
1/4cupcilantro, stems and leaves, not packed in
1tbspplain low fat yoghurt(I use Greek)
3 - 5tbsplow fat milk
1/4tsponion or garlic powder
5 - 7 oz / 250 - 300g chicken breast, skinless boneless (I had 1 large one)
1/4tspeach onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt
1/2cupdiced red onion
1corn, steamed, kernels cut off (or 3/4 cup cooked kernels)
3/4cupcherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
Avocado Dressing: Place the ingredients in a small food processor and whizz until smooth. Use MILK to adjust consistency, and adjust salt to taste. (Note 1)
Spice Rub: Combine ingredients and scatter on a plate.
Chicken: Slice into 4 - 5 thin steaks on the diagonal, then coat both sides with Spice Rub.
Cook Chicken: Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add chicken and cook both sides until dark brown. Remove onto a plate and cover loosely with foil. Rest for 5 minutes then slice thickly.
Pile the Salad ingredients onto a serving platter then place the chicken on the side.
Serve with Avocado Dressing.
1. I like to puree it a lot so the cilantro/coriander becomes pureed into the dressing because it adds to the green colour of the dressing. But you could puree it less so you have more specks of green in the dressing. It doesn't affect the flavour, it's just aesthetics!This makes more dressing than you will need. It's hard to make less. The leftovers are fantastic to use as a sauce for other proteins, use as a dip or to spread on toast! It thickens when you refrigerate it.2. Nutrition per serving. Approximately 150 calories of this is attributable to the avocado dressing - and it assumes you use all of it, which you probably will not. So the chicken and salad is around 350 calories. Avocados are fairly high in calories BUT it is good fat. Remember that!!! :-)