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Happy Face California Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

10 min

Cook time:

n/a

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
320 Calories
24 g Fat
4 g Fiber
540 mg Sodium
16 g Carbs
Happy Face California Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad

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Salad time is fun time with this easy Happy Face Caesar Salad recipe. Be creative with three simple ingredients: a Caesar Salad kit, chicken strips and Fresh California Avocado.

Ingredients

Serves: 4

1 (9-oz.) package Caesar salad kit
6 oz. cooked chicken strips
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced into 8 slices

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. Toss lettuce and dressing from the kit together, reserving about 1 teaspoon of the dressing. Set croutons, cheese and any other salad kit ingredients aside (if included).
  2. Arrange dressed lettuce in a round face shape on 4 small salad plates.
  3. Use 3 croutons for each salad to create “eyes” and “noses”.
  4. Arrange 2 slices of avocado end to end on each salad to create a big “smile”. Drizzle a stripe of the reserved dressing on the avocado slices to accent the smile.
  5. Arrange chicken strips and any remaining ingredients from the salad kit along the top and sides of the lettuce to create a hairstyle for the salad happy face.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 320
Total Fat 24 g (Sat 4.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 4 g)
Cholesterol 25 mg
Sodium 540 mg
Potassium 220 mg
Total Carbohydrates 16 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugar 1 g
Protein 12 g

Vitamin A 64 (IU); Vitamin C 4 mg; Calcium 22 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 (IU); Folate 38 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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