Chicken Avocado Caprese Salad

A classic Caprese salad, plus chicken and avocado equals a refreshing and filling summer meal!

Ingredients

    Salad
  • 1 pkg (5 oz/142 g) baby arugula
  • 6 oz (170 g) deli smoked chicken breast, cut 1/2"(1 cm) thick
  • 1   avocado, halved, seeded and peeled
  • 1 cup (250 mL) cherry tomatoes
  • 1 container (7 oz/198 g) Ciliegine fresh mozzarella balls (cherry size)
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) fresh basil leaves
    Dressing
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) vegetable or olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) balsamic or white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp (7 mL) sugar
  • 1   garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

Directions

  1.  For salad, place arugula in a large serving bowl.

  2. Cut chicken into approximately 3x3” (8x8-cm) pieces. Using Quick Slice, cut chicken into strips; tip slicer over salad greens.  Repeat with avocado, tomatoes and mozzarella.

  3. Stack basil leaves; roll tightly and thinly snip with Professional Shears. Sprinkle snipped basil over salad.

  4. For dressing, combine all ingredients in Measure, Mix & Pour®. Mix until blended. Drizzle ¼ cup (50 mL) dressing over salad; toss lightly just before serving. Refrigerate remaining dressing for another use.

Yield:

  • 6  servings of 2 cups/500 mL

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 210, Total Fat 15 g, Saturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 40 mg, Sodium 330 mg, Carbohydrate 6 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 12 g

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