Monday, August 10, 2009

AVOCADO-PESTO CHICKEN SALAD

This is a great way to use up some of the Basil-Pecan Pesto that we just made. It makes the chicken taste so yummy, and pesto (with the good fat of extra-virgin olive oil) takes the place of some of the bad fat (mayo), so it's healthier.

And it's easy......Just put some pesto in a bowl. Add some avocado and a squirt of lime or lemon juice and mash it in. Stir in some mayo (preferably lite). Now mix in your shredded chicken. You can eat this as is or make a sandwich with it. Try this, because it's really good and good for you.



16 comments:

Martha said...

The avocado with the chicken and pesto sounds interesting. I love tyring new chicken salads.

Jessica said...

This sounds perfect for a warm summer night. I have basil that's starting to bolt, so I have a feeling I'll be trying this out soon!

Sophie said...

Indeed, this looks like a true winner, Judy!! I also love your lovely & apart pesto!!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,...excellent!

Denise said...

Judy, this looks so good. I, too love a good chicken salad. Thanks for soemthing new to try.

Reeni♥ said...

This combo sounds real delicious, Judy. Love that pesto sauce!

Debbie said...

Great idea and looks delicious too!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Beautiful combination Judy. I love avocados and I'm so glad they're good for you.
Sam

Juliana said...

Nice combination of flavors...avocado, basil pesto and chicken, sounds and looks yummie!

Chow and Chatter said...

this looks wonderful I love your food Judy

Lynda said...

This sounds different but delicious, Judy!Avocado and chicken is a great combo.

Donna-FFW said...

Great way to prepare chicken salad differently!

Coleen's Recipes said...

GREAT flavor combo!! This looks delicious.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I love avocado...I'm loving this recipe Judy! Hope you have a great week!

Kerstin said...

Sold - pesto and avocado are two of my favorite things :)

figtree said...

i always make too much pesto..now I have the perfect solution.This sounds delicious!Figtreeapps

Avocado nutrition said...

Looks delicious. I like avocado. Avocado is very healthy and has many health benefits. It is rich in nutrients and is excellent as conditioner and makes one’s locks lustrous and smooth, it helps to get rid of the frizz from hair, also helps preventing hair loss and its nutrients helps for good hair growth.