Today’s lovely recipe is this fast and easy Avocado salad. If you haven’t already noticed I am a huge fan of avocados; not only because they taste great, and can be added to a variety of dishes, but also because of their health benefits. Avocados are extremely nutritious and are often referred to as a super food. They contain 20 different vitamins and minerals, including; Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E, as well as Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous and Vitamin A… now, that is a long list of vitamins…but that’s exactly why avocado is a super food; and it even includes healthy fats and proteins. The fibre in it helps reduce cholesterol and the potassium in it is good for reducing blood pressure. So all in all eating enough avocados will benefit you greatly. So what are you waiting for? Start now, by trying this delicious and easy avocado salad recipe.
Ready in: 30 minutes
Serves 2 people
For the salad
- 4 large lettuce leaves, roughly chopped
- 2 medium tomatoes, sliced or chopped
- 1 large onion, sliced and lightly blanched
- 1 cucumber, chopped
- 1 avocado, peeled and sliced into chunky pieces
- 2 chicken breasts, diced
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
For the homemade dressing
- ½ garlic clove, crushed and finely chopped
- 2 tbsp of mayonnaise
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 2 tbsp of white vinegar
Prepare your dressing first. Mix the crushed garlic, mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Set it aside in the fridge until ready to serve.
Season the chicken with the paprika, salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the chicken until cooked through. Allow the chicken to cool.
Combine the salad ingredients in a bowl; lettuce, tomatoes, onion, cucumber, avocado and chicken breast.
Toss the salad with the dressing just before serving.
Remove the chicken if you are serving to vegetarians
Serve this salad as a main meal, or as a lovely appetiser. Enjoy!
Kanta Temba is a cake maker and decorator. She is also the owner and founder of Kanta Kakes – cake shop.
You can find her work on www.kantakakes.com. Follow her on twitter @KantaKakes and Instagram @KantaTemba.