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Loaded Greek Chicken Avocado Salad

 
Loaded Greek Chicken Avocado Salad
Image © Cafe Delites
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $3.42 One serving costs about $3.42

$3.42 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

spoonacular Score:76%

Spoonacular Score: 76%

 

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Loaded Greek Chicken Avocado Salad a try. For $3.42 per serving, this recipe covers 33% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 475 calories, 23g of protein, and 36g of fat. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. A mixture of salt, onion, g feta cheese, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so flavorful. This recipe is typical of Mediterranean cuisine. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 4%. This score is improvable. Similar recipes include Greek Avocado & Grilled Chicken Salad with Greek Dressing, Greek island salad with chicken & avocado, and Creamy Avocado Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad.

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Ingredients

Servings:
1
1  avocado
avocado
2
2  cucumbers
cucumbers
7 oz
7 oz fresh feta cheese
fresh feta cheese
2 tsps
2 tsps garlic
garlic
0.5
0.5  green bell pepper
green bell pepper
0.25
0.25  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
0.5 cups
0.5 cups kalamata olives
kalamata olives
0.25 cups
0.25 cups olive oil
olive oil
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps dried oregano
dried oregano
some
some pepper
pepper
0.5
0.5  red onion
red onion
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
red wine vinegar
4 cups
4 cups shredded romaine lettuce leaves
shredded romaine lettuce leaves
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
2
2  skinless boneless chicken breasts
skinless boneless chicken breasts
2
2  vine ripened tomatoes
vine ripened tomatoes
1  avocado
1
avocado
2  cucumbers
2
cucumbers
7 oz fresh feta cheese
7 oz
fresh feta cheese
2 tsps garlic
2 tsps
garlic
0.5  green bell pepper
0.5
green bell pepper
0.25  lemon (juice)
0.25
lemon (juice)
0.5 cups kalamata olives
0.5 cups
kalamata olives
0.25 cups olive oil
0.25 cups
olive oil
2 Tbsps dried oregano
2 Tbsps
dried oregano
some pepper
some
pepper
0.5  red onion
0.5
red onion
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
4 cups shredded romaine lettuce leaves
4 cups
shredded romaine lettuce leaves
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
2  skinless boneless chicken breasts
2
skinless boneless chicken breasts
2  vine ripened tomatoes
2
vine ripened tomatoes

Equipment

grill pan
grill pan
frying pan
frying pan
grill
grill
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
grill pan
grill pan
frying pan
frying pan
grill
grill
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Cafe Delites

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $3.36
Ingredient
1 avocado
2 cucumbers
7 ounces fresh feta cheese
2 teaspoons garlic
1/2 green bell pepper
1/4 lemon (juice)
1/2 cup kalamata olives
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons dried oregano
some pepper
1/2 red onion
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
4 cups shredded romaine lettuce leaves
2 skinless boneless chicken breasts
2 vine ripened tomatoes
Price
$1.50
$1.44
$4.68
$0.13
$0.18
$0.05
$0.77
$0.64
$0.52
$0.01
$0.18
$0.08
$0.54
$2.00
$0.72
$13.45

Tips

Health Tips

  • With feta cheese, a little goes a long way, so you probably don't need to worry about using low fat varieties (plus, research suggests people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who eat reduced fat products!)

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Avocados are one of the "clean fifteen", so you don't have to buy them organic if you don't want to spend the extra dough.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • If you're buying an avocado to use for dinner tonight, make sure you choose a ripe one! Find an avocado that is soft enough to press your fingertips into. If it's too firm, it's not ripe. If it's almost smooshy, it's too ripe. The perfect avocado can be hard to find in stores, so you might have to buy your avocados in advance and ripen them at home. To speed up the ripening process, put the avocados in a paper bag with an apple or banana. It really works!

  • Traditionally, feta cheese is made from sheep's or goat's milk (or a combination of the two). Now some supermarkets sell "feta-style" cheeses made from cow's milk. If you want the authentic feta experience, be sure to read the label carefully.

  • To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.

  • Just a head's up: tomatoes shouldn't be refrigerated! They will lose their flavor and probably get mushy too. For more on selecting and storing tomatoes and other vegetables, check out the academy.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
475 Calories
22g Protein
36g Total Fat
18g Carbs
36% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
475
24%

Fat
36g
56%

  Saturated Fat
11g
70%

Carbohydrates
18g
6%

  Sugar
7g
9%

Cholesterol
80mg
27%

Sodium
1478mg
64%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
22g
46%

Vitamin A
5178IU
104%

Vitamin K
100µg
96%

Vitamin B6
1mg
51%

Vitamin C
35mg
42%

Folate
163µg
41%

Vitamin B3
8mg
40%

Phosphorus
386mg
39%

Selenium
26µg
38%

Vitamin B2
0.65mg
38%

Calcium
353mg
35%

Fiber
8g
33%

Vitamin E
4mg
32%

Potassium
1045mg
30%

Manganese
0.55mg
27%

Vitamin B5
2mg
25%

Magnesium
82mg
21%

Vitamin B1
0.28mg
18%

Zinc
2mg
18%

Copper
0.35mg
18%

Iron
2mg
17%

Vitamin B12
0.95µg
16%

Vitamin D
0.25µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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