Chicken & avocado salad with blueberry balsamic dressing

Chicken & avocado salad with blueberry balsamic dressing

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 5 mins


Serves 2

A healthy, gluten-free dinner or lunch, perfect for using up leftover roast chicken. Make it veggie by swapping the meat for a handful of pumpkin seeds.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal402
  • fat19g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs18g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre10g
  • protein34g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 1 garlic clove
  • 85g blueberries



    Blueberries are one of the few edibles native to North America and credited with being…

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 125g fresh or frozen baby broad beans
    Broad beans

    Broad bean

    braw-d be-en

    A member of the legume family, broad beans are pretty hardy and adaptable – they grow in…

  • 1 large cooked beetroot, finely chopped



    A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…

  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled and sliced



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 85g bag mixed baby leaf salad
  • 175g cooked chicken



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  1. Finely chop the garlic. Mash half the blueberries with the oil, vinegar and some black pepper in a large salad bowl.

  2. Boil the broad beans for 5 mins until just tender. Drain, leaving them unskinned.

  3. Stir the garlic into the dressing, then pile in the warm beans and remaining blueberries with the beetroot, avocado, salad and chicken. Toss to mix, but don’t go overboard or the juice from the beetroot will turn everything pink. Pile onto plates or into shallow bowls to serve.

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30th Jun, 2015
Really liked this, but I left out the beans and beetroot because I don't like them. It also could use more dressing and I had to blend the blueberries, because mashing did not really work that well.
17th Jun, 2015
Probably needs about twice as much dressing, but quite tasty and looks pretty.
12th Jun, 2015
This salad is... interesting. The blueberry dressing is unusual but delicious. But the rest of the flavours and textures are just all over the place, in particular the beetroot is very weird alongside the avocado and blueberries. It looks very pretty and I'm glad I've tried it but I doubt I'd make it again.
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