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Chicken salad with avocado

Chicken salad with avocado

For chicken you can use 2 variants: seasoned, put on the grill, then cut julienne and the method I used: I boiled it for a few minutes, then I cut it into strands, I seasoned it, then I hardened it a little in 1 tablespoon of olive oil (I shouldn't have used this method, but I did).

In a bowl I put the breast, round cucumbers, onion and julienne donut, half tomatoes if larger, diced cheese, peeled avocado and cut into cubes, leaving 1 half for garnish. I seasoned and added the lime juice dressing and 3 tablespoons of olive oil.

Garnish with avocado slices and pine nuts


BENEFITS

Avocado contains 73% water, 15% fat, 8.5 g fiber and 2% protein. In a single avocado fruit are found vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, Omega-3 fatty acids. The fruit contains more natural fiber than any other, being beneficial for digestion. Regular consumption of avocado helps increase the level of good cholesterol in the body and reduce the level of bad. It strengthens the immune system and maintains the health of the nervous system.

Meat is the main food source of protein. It contains amino acids, vitamin B, vitamin D, zinc, iron, selenium, phosphorus. Phosphorus helps maintain healthy teeth and bones, the central nervous system and the efficient functioning of the kidneys. Chicken has a low level of fat, being ideal in any diet.


Preparation

Wash the meat, cut it into cubes and smother it with oil and water, stirring occasionally until the pieces penetrate.

Peel a squash, grate it and cut it into thin slices. Cut the avocado fruit in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and, with the help of a teaspoon, carefully remove the core, which you cut into cubes and sprinkle with lemon juice so that it does not darken.

In a bowl, mix the avocado with the leeks, chicken breast, Worcester sauce, ginger and curry. Add salt.


I chose to prepare this Mexican tuna salad with avocado for a full, tasty and healthy breakfast. It is a simple, quick and very easy to prepare recipe.

It can also be an idea for an elegant appetizer or a cold snack, you can take the salad in a jar for the package at the office.

Avocado is one of the healthiest fruits, its consumption bringing many benefits to the body. It is rich in protein, healthy fats, minerals and vitamins, folic acid, lutein and antioxidants. It can be easily integrated into various recipes, most often in salads or sauces or creams.

But the star of this salad is the tone of the canned John West fish that I received from Nordic Food to test.

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Coming back to Mexican tuna salad with avocado I would like to tell you that I have used black beans, corn kernels and the pulp of some cherry tomatoes. For extra flavor I seasoned with dried oregano, cumin, a few chives leaves (but you can choose green onions or red onions) and hot pepper flakes.

I got a quick, nutritious and tasty recipe, which I will redo in the summer, when I don't want to turn on the stove, but also during the periods when fasting allows & # 8220 release to fish & # 8221.

And, because sMexican tuna with avocado to look beautiful I chose to put it in avocado peels.

If I made you want a good and delicious tuna salad recipe, I invite you to prepare it too.

I leave below the list of ingredients and how to prepare Mexican avocado tuna salad presented step by step:

INGREDIENT:

1 can tuna pieces in sunflower oil -145 g or in

100 g boiled black beans

50 g boiled corn kernels

4 strands of chives or 2 green onion leaves or 1/4 small red onion

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes

a few sprigs of coriander or green parsley

I drained the black beans and corn and put them in a bowl. I cut the tomatoes and chopped them into cubes, removing their pulp.

I cut the avocado in half lengthwise, I removed the seeds with a knife, then with the same knife I cut the core into medium to small cubes. I took out the avocado cubes and put them in the bowl. I poured lemon juice over the avocado to prevent its oxidation.

I seasoned with salt, freshly ground pepper, oregano, cumin and hot pepper flakes, then I added the four strands of chives and finely chopped parsley, then I mixed the composition. If you like coriander, you can use it instead of parsley.

I added the tuna and a little of the canned oil.

I mixed until the composition was homogenous, then I filled the avocado peels.


If you have a chicken breast already prepared, the preparation of the salad will not take more than 20 minutes. If you do not have prepared chicken breast, but before you take care of the other ingredients, grill the chicken breast, as it will take about half an hour until it is ready. Meanwhile, peel the two pieces of avocado, cut them into cubes and sprinkle with lemon to prevent oxidation. Prepare the rest of the ingredients and put them in a bowl: very well drained corn kernels, diced tomatoes and cucumbers, sliced ​​Julien onion, sliced ​​donut, lettuce and avocado cubes.

If the chicken breast is not ready yet, take care of preparing the dressing. In a small bowl, put olive oil, squeezed lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper and mix well. Take the chicken breast off the grill, let it cool for 5-10 minutes, then cut it into cubes and add it over the vegetables in the bowl. Avocado salad with chicken it's almost ready! The dressing must also be added, which will be incorporated in the rest of the ingredients.

If you are fond of unique tastes, we suggest you add in avocado salad with chicken and half diced orange. The preparation will thus acquire a slightly sweet taste.

You've tried the recipe so far avocado salad with chicken? What is your favorite salad?


How to prepare avocado salad

Wash, dry the lettuce and put it in a bowl. Add chopped avocado and sprinkle with lemon juice. Chop the onion, cut the cherry tomatoes in half and add them to the bowl.

Salt, add the olive oil and mix gently. The salad is ready, enjoy!

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Avocado: nutritional information

Avocado has a content of 73% water, 15% fat, 8.5% carbohydrates (fibers, for the most part) and 2% protein.

Also, avocado contains a very small amount of sugar, compared to many other fruits. Half an avocado contains 0.5 g of sugar, in the form of fructose, glucose and galactose.

In terms of carbohydrate content, fiber predominates in the proportion of 79%, an essential component in a healthy diet. An avocado provides the body with 9g of fiber.

Avocado contains significant amounts of vitamins and minerals, such as:

  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin K1
  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B6
  • C vitamin

Avocado: health benefits

Due to its properties, avocado is considered a superfood. Here are some of the most important benefits:

  • Ideal in diets for weight loss. Some people believe that avocados should be avoided in restrictive diets in terms of caloric intake, given the high fat content. However, incorporating the fruit into your diet will not slow down or prevent weight loss. On the contrary, it is a food that gives you a long feeling of satiety, and this will lead to decreased appetite. In addition, what avocados recommend in diets for weight loss is high in fiber and low in carbohydrates.
  • Avocado contains more potassium than bananas. Many people suffer from potassium deficiency, an essential nutrient for the body's functioning. Only 100g of avocado contains 14% of the recommended daily dose of potassium, compared to bananas, which contain only 10%.
  • It is rich in monounsaturated fats. 77% of the calories in an avocado are fat. But not any kind of fat, but oleic acid, which studies have shown can reduce inflammation and the risk of cancer.
  • Reduces cholesterol. Studies have shown that avocado has the potential to significantly reduce total cholesterol levels. It can also reduce blood triglycerides by up to 20% and LDL cholesterol levels by up to 22%.

20 avocado recipes: nutritious and delicious

In terms of consumption, it is a very versatile fruit. It can be eaten raw, as well as in many dishes.

I selected 20 avocado recipes, light, healthy and delicious. Try them!

Cold avocado soup

Ingredient:

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mint
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/4 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 radish

Method of preparation:

All the ingredients (except radish) are added in a blender together with a cup of water and mix until a perfectly homogeneous mixture is obtained.

Leave in the fridge for an hour. Serve with raw radish.

Avocado ice cream

Avocado with baked eggs

Avocado hummus

Ingredient:

  • 1 canned naut
  • 2 avocado
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lime
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper

Method of preparation:

  1. Drain and wash the chickpeas, then add it in a blender with tahini, olive oil, lime juice and garlic. Mix them for 2 minutes.
  2. Add cumin, avocado, salt and pepper and mix for another 2 minutes.

Avocado and corn salad

Avocado salad with cucumbers and lettuce leaves