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Caprese Avocado Chicken Salad


I had a totally different post planned and written for today but after I made this salad for dinner last night, I knew I had to share it with you guys ASAP.  It is so delicious, healthy and easy -- my three requirements for a weeknight dinner.  Not pictured is the balsamic vinaigrette dressing which I highly recommend making yourself because it's that good.  Enjoy!

Salad Ingredients
4 cups spring mix salad
2 hard boiled eggs, diced
1 chicken breast
1 avocado, diced
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup mozzarella balls
Salt and pepper

Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp dry basil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
1.  Mix garlic, mustard, lemon juice, basil, balsamic vinegar and salt and pepper in a small bowl.  Slowly stir in olive oil, whisking until oil and vinegar are combined.  Set aside.
2.  Coat raw chicken with salt and pepper and any other additional seasonings.
3.  Grill chicken 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through, 170 degrees.
4.  Divide spring mix, eggs, avocado, tomatoes, mozzarella and sliced grilled chicken into two bowls.
5.  Top with balsamic vinaigrette.

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33 comments

  1. I love that you make your own balsamic vinaigrette! I never realized it was that easy, I'll have to start trying it too! That chicken looks amazing too!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. This is my very favorite "light" salad to make in the summer!! Absolutely need to start adding chicken to make it heartier!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  3. are you KIDDING with this? When I saw the instagram I just assumed you were at a restaurant! MAKING THIS!

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  4. YUM! I saw this on instagram and was hoping you'd post it today! I could eat a variation of salad every night, and this looks amazing :-D

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  5. mmmm all of my favorite things together! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  6. This looks sooo good, I love having huge salad bowls for lunch ;)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  7. Yes, yes, yes!! I have been eating salads damn near every night, and I'm definitely going to give this one a try. I can't believe how easy the balsamic dressing is.

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  8. Holy moly, this looks delish and is so up my alley. I love anything and everything with avocado. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This salad looks so delicious. I might have to make this tonight! I have a bunch of avocado I need to use.

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  10. Looks delicious!! Definitely making this for myself for lunch. I actually have some tomatoes that I really need to use!! Thanks for sharing!! :-)

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  11. That looks so good! I love anything with fresh mozz, I need to make this.

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  12. oh my gosh yes yes yes! This looks amazing!

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  13. Oh my goodness, this is amazing!!! YUMMY!

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  14. Looks like the perfect summer salad! Pinning for when I have a kitchen again :)

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  15. I'm so glad you shared it! I love hearty salads like this, it looks amazing! Pinning right now...

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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  16. Ohhh man. You're giving me all of the veggie cravings. YUM!

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  17. My kind of meal, this looks phenomenal!

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  18. This looks SO good! I cannot wait to try it!

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  19. Oh wow, yum!! What a perfect spring meal! Homemade balsamic has been one of my favorites lately, too.

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  20. Oh wow that looks delicious!!

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  21. I really wish this was in my lunch bag. That would require me actually having a lunch bag.

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  22. Looks amazing! I love all of these ingredients and always looking for different ways to make a healthy salad!

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  23. This looks amazing! I wish we had the ingredients at home to make this, have to bookmark this one.

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  24. Yum!! I love caprese salads and love that this one has a little something extra.. like the egg!! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  25. And now I will be making that this week! YUM! I love when there is a homemade dressing too! Thanks for sharing!!

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  26. Looks delicious!! I'm going to have to give this a try now that grilling season is upon us :)

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  27. So good!!! :)

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  28. That looks delicious, and the mozz balls. Great idea!

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  29. How gorgeous is this!? I'd have to omit the cheese (deep sigh) but the creaminess of the avocado would help me recover ;)

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