Have I ever introduced you to my amazing cat, Meebo? Let me preface this all by saying that in general, I am NOT a cat person. Other than my little girl, cats just kinda weird me out! Meebo is the bomb, but I’m just not one of those “give me all teh catz!!!” people.
My Meebs is a real lady though. Plus, she’s just too dang cute!
When she’s not busy photobombing my food shots, her interests include chasing laser pointers, eating, sleeping on my lap when I’m trying to eat, sleeping on my stomach when I’m trying to sleep, and all around being awesome. We adopted Meebo from the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City almost 3 years ago, and she is a much-loved member of our little family. I just wanted to share a little light from my life with you all!
Something else I have a lot of love for is chicken salad. What I DON’T love is mayo, though. While I’m okay with it mixed in with things from time to time, it does give me the creeps and I’m not sure why. So when I decided I wanted to make my own chicken salad, I knew I wanted to try a different (and hopefully healthier) alternative to mayo. Enter the delicious, creamy avocado!
Ripe avocados are what make this mayo-free chicken salad have such a lovely texture and taste. Crunchy celery and one of my favorite herbs, dill, add texture and a bit of a flavor kick to the mix. I personally hate fruit in chicken salad, and raisins give me nightmares in general, but if you are into that kind of thing, feel free to stir in some raisins or other dried fruit as well!
- 2 cups chopped cooked chicken
- 2 avocados
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 stalks celery, sliced into Cs
- 2-3 heaping tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- Cut your avocados in half, and scoop the insides into a medium bowl. Mash with a fork or spoon until somewhat creamy. Add chicken, lemon juice, celery, dill and salt, and mix together until combined. Use on sandwiches, in wraps, or enjoy on it’s own!
This is a great recipe to make for kids’ lunches, and even for a grownup lunch too!