Avocado, Apple and Bacon Salad with Tangy Avocado Dressing

Avocado, Apple and Bacon Salad with Tangy Avocado Dressing

Blogger Lauren Keating of Healthy-Delicious.com shares a fresh salad for spring.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

25

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

Chicken
2
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4 oz each)
1
carton (32 oz) Progresso® reduced-sodium chicken broth (4 cups)
Dressing
1
avocado
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
6
tablespoons fresh lemon juice (2 medium)
2
tablespoons water
1
tablespoon olive oil
Salad
6
cups spring mix salad greens
2
teaspoons finely chopped fresh thyme
2
green apples (such as Granny Smith), cut into julienne pieces (1 1/2x1/4x1/4 inch)
1
avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
1/2
bulb fennel, shaved
4
slices turkey bacon, cooked, crumbled
  1. In deep 8-inch skillet, place chicken in single layer. Add broth; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes longer.
  2. Meanwhile, in food processor or blender, process 1 avocado, the garlic and lemon juice until smooth. While processor is running, gradually add water and oil, processing until dressing is smooth and emulsified.
  3. Remove chicken from liquid to plate; shred chicken with 2 forks.
  4. In large bowl, toss salad greens, thyme and half of the dressing. Top with shredded chicken, apples, 1 avocado, the fennel and turkey bacon. Drizzle with remaining half of dressing. Divide salad evenly among 4 salad plates.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Spring mix salad greens are easy to find, but herb salad greens are a fantastic substitute. Use a combination of arugula, watercress, mustard greens, parsley, cilantro and endive.
Squeeze a little lemon juice on the cut apple and avocado to keep it from turning brown too quickly, or cut them just before you’re ready to serve the salads.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 180),
  • Total Fat 20g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 930mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • (Dietary Fiber 9g,
    • Sugars 13g),
  • Protein 23g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.