Rustic Chicken Salad with Summer Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Mushrooms and Avocado

Rustic Chicken Salad with Summer Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Mushrooms and Avocado

When it comes to summer salad recipes, I’ve decided this rustic chicken salad is my next picnic contribution.

Rustic Chicken Salad

Large chunks of summer fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, mushrooms and avocado took no time to toss into a big bowl with bits of spicy onion.

Rustic Chicken Salad

And a low calorie vinaigrette spiked with fresh oregano, tart lemon and sweet local honey serves double-duty as a marinade for these roasted chicken breasts.

Roasted Chicken Breasts

You could skip the chicken and serve this as a side salad, but we turned this easy salad into a meal by chopping our roasted chicken into the mix, then adding crumbly feta cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely grated
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons oregano, fresh, and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 4 large tomatoes, cut into large chunks
  • 1 large English cucumber, cut into large chunks
  • 10 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
  • 1 ½ large avocado, seeded and cut into large chunks
  • 1 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup low fat feta cheese, crumbled
Read the whole recipe on Mother RImmy's Cooking Light Done Right