Chicken Avocado Salad with Savory Granola

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Hey there you all– This is one of my try to eat better salads.  Larry and I have a bad habit of overeating with friends on the weekend– so with great remorse (or maybe just slight remorse) for all that glorious eating, we end up with salads for a couple days as eating penance.

But this salad isn’t much of a culinary sacrifice– there’s bright greens and that creamy avocado, and chicken topped with all that crunchy “salad granola.”  Add on the sweetish tarragon dressing and it really is delish.  I think you’d like it…


CHICKEN AVOCADO SALAD WITH SAVORY GRANOLA

Salad:
Mixed Greens *
1 cup rotisserie chicken, cut in polite chunks
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1 avocado, cut in large bits

Granola:
1/2 cup whole oats
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cut sliced almonds
2 tab. raw sesame seeds
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
2 shakes red pepper (optional)
1 tab. honey
2 tab. olive oil

Tarragon Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tab. tarragon vinegar
shake of salt & a grind of fresh pepper
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. dijon mustard

Start the granola first.  Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and spread them on a baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake it all up at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until it’s crispy and a just starting to brown.  Let in cool.

Layer the greens, chicken carrot and avocado on a platter.  Top with the granola (I had a bit extra, that I saved for another salad)

Put the oil, vinegar, salt & pepper, sugar and mustard in a container with a tight lid.  Shake  it together until it’s totally blended.  Pour it over the salad just before serving.  Enjoy!

*We used red leaf lettuce and kale that was just waiting in the fridge.

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8 Responses to Chicken Avocado Salad with Savory Granola

  1. alifemoment says:

    This salad looks colourful and tasty! :)

  2. Serena says:

    I am very impressed by the savoury granola!!! Yummy!!!! This dish sounds like heaven to me!!! Even though I don’t eat meat :-))))

  3. adaisygarden says:

    That dressing sounds wonderful. …and I love crunchy salads! :)

  4. andmorefood says:

    so creative with the savory granola. but I’d take it sweet too, or a mix of both!

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