Guacamole Chopped Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

From our skinny table to yours ...

Mmmm guacamole ... easily one of our favorite appetizers! And the guacamole itself, although a bit high in fat, is actually pretty good for you. The guilt comes from what is served along side it, fried tortilla chips. Not to mention, guacamole is typically just an appetizer. You may still have upwards of 1000 calories coming as your dinner! No thank you! So to satisfy our guacamole craving but still keep our waistline happy, we are turning this guilty pleasure appetizer into a guilt free simple salad.

What's even better? This whole meal takes about 20 minutes from start to finish! We start by grilling up thinly sliced chicken breast. Then simply slice up your avocados, tomatoes, jalapeño and red onion. Blend up the juice of two limes, garlic, vinegar, olive oil and tons of fresh cilantro. Layer it all together and you have the perfect light supper for any busy weeknight.

Hope you enjoy!

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Serves 4
Calories: 497
Fat: 31.8 grams
Carbs: 18.4 grams
Dietary Fiber: 9.5 grams
Protein: 40.1 grams

1 pound thinly sliced chicken breast
2 avocados sliced
4 tomatoes sliced
1/4 red onion thinly sliced
1 jalapeño pepper
1 handful cilantro plus extra for garnish
2 limes
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil - split into 3 tbsp & 1 tbsp
2 garlic cloves minced
Salt & Pepper

Let's Get Cooking!
1. Heat grill pan over medium high heat and add one tablespoon on olive oil to pan. Season chicken with salt & pepper and grill 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through.
2. To make dressing add juice of 2 limes, vinegar, 3 tbsp olive oil, garlic and cilantro to blender and pulse until smooth.
3. Slice avocado, tomato, jalapeño and red onion.
4. Plate one sliced tomato, half of an avocado, 1/4 of your jalapeño and red onion on each plate. Top with 1/4 of your chicken and drizzle with dressing. Garnish with a bit more fresh cilantro & enjoy :)

Makes 4 healthy portions!

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  1. There you go again with another awesome recipe!!! OHHH my Godness, I love guacamole. You ladies are the best!!!!!!

    1. Thanks so much Claudia! We LOVE guacamole too! We tend to write a lot of avocado recipes ;)

  2. We are loving this recipe! We love anything with guacamole!!! Drop by and share this at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party at or at our new sister blog site You can submit recipes and make money! We are so excited about our new site. We hope you'll stop by! -The Six Sisters

    1. Thanks ladies! Us too! We definitely will ... & thanks for letting us know about your new site, we are so excited to check it out!

  3. This looks great! If you're cooking for two, it would save well for a 'leftovers lunch' the next day.

    1. Absolutely! We both cook for two (plus my one year old!) but almost always make even for 4 for the next day or to freeze to have an easy & healthy meal another night.

  4. So much good food! I'm always hungry after reading your new posts.

    Also I've put you in for a liebster award, its definitely a fun thing...:-)

    1. Thanks so much Dawn! You are so sweet! We will definitely check it out :)

  5. Can ya'll pretty please come to my house and cook?! Everything looks soooo amazing!

  6. Thanks Adrienne! We would love too!!! ;)

  7. Hmmmm a new salad coming up our dining table!!!!Thanks. Hopping in from The Best Blog Recipes link up. Pinning this too!


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