Wednesday, May 8, 2013

avocado and black bean chicken salad, gluten and egg free


avocado and black bean chicken salad
here's how we ate it for dinner...

avocado and black bean chicken salad
...and lunch!

This recipe for Avocado and Black Bean Chicken Salad comes courtesy of my awesome friend Suzzy. She is always coming up with these delicious recipes (she is a Southern Lady), and this is no exception. She threw this together last summer and it's become a staple for our family as well! Especially since my daughter is allergic to eggs, so any traditional kind of "summer salad" that calls for mayo is a big no-no. This is a great substitute, and healthy. Bonus!



For dinner, we had it on tomato-pepper tortillas and topped it with fresh tomatoes, salsa and queso fresco. At lunch the next day I had it topped with more queso fresco and Tabasco sauce, with a side of Food Should Taste Good chips. Both were equally delicious, and I was able to make enough to have meals for myself and my husband for two days.

Avocado Chicken Salad (gluten and egg free) serves 6

Ingredients:
5 avocados
1 small onion, minced
1/2 cup of light sour cream
4 cups of chopped, cooked chicken (I used costco canned chicken)
4 Tbsp lime juice
2 cans (or 3 cups) of cooked black beans

1. In a bowl, mash avocados and mix in the sour cream. Add the lime juice and mix in well.

2. Add the onions and black beans, mix until it's well coated.

3. Add the chicken and mix in gently. You don't want the chicken to shred too much.

4. Salt and pepper to taste!

That's it! If you want to add a little more spice, you could mix some Tabasco. I didn't just because my daughter doesn't like things that "spice her tongue," and I knew my husband and I would just pour hot sauce on top anyways!

~Jessica

P.S. Linking up with these amazing linky parties here, and at Huckleberry Love!

17 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that sounds fabulous! Going to give this a try.

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    1. Thank you! It is really, really good. And easy to make!

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  2. Yuuuummm! Sounds like an easy summer lunch idea!

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    1. Thanks, it is! I made a giant batch of it for lunch and we ate it for two days afterwards!

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  3. Last summer we topped it with feta cheese but queso sounds amazing. I made a batch tonight and plan to have it tomorrow on a croissant for lunch

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    1. This is the official word, people! Suzzy is where this recipe comes from, and she's the master! One of the best cooks I've ever met.

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  4. This looks soooo yummy. I am a huge fan of black beans. And avocado. And chicken and lime. Mmmm. Garnished with cilantro leaves, this would make the perfect lunch! Thanks for sharing! Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

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    1. Cilantro would be amazing! I think finely chopped fresh peppers would be great as well. My hubby loves cilantro, so I will be trying that soon!

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  5. I love chicken salad, and I love this spin on it!

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  6. Yummy :) This salad looks fab! I love that it has black beans in it. I followed you guys here from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/Tasty-Tuesdays-Link-Party-9.html

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  7. I absolutely love trying out all of the gluten-free, dairy-free recipes! This one looks great, and I can't wait to give it a go!

    I hope you will link up your recipes with me at http://aroomfortwowithaview.com/recipes/simple-sunday-pot-roast/ for my TGIF Blog Hop!

    This is my first week, but it will happen every week here on out. I'd love to see you there!

    Have a great weekend!

    Melissa
    My recent post Simple Sunday Pot Roast for my TGIF Blog Hop!

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a very special Mothers Day Weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  9. Wow, that certainly looks yummy! Though I’ve never tried avocado with tomato-pepper tortillas, but I find this very interesting. Tortillas with a different zing in it! That sounds different but yummy! I might as well give it a try tomorrow.

    My website http://online-phd-uk.co.uk/

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  10. This looks great! My husband is always looking for new lunch ideas and this seems right up his alley. Pinning right now! Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays - can't wait to see what you share this week. :)

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  11. THank you so much for linking this! I've pinned it! :)

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