Avocado, Apple and Bacon Salad with Tangy Avocado Dressing

The combination of crispy apple, creamy avocado and salty bacon makes this salad a year-round favorite.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
380
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
930mg
930%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
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.