Autumn Kale Chicken Salad
Autumn Kale Chicken Salad features apple, avocado and almonds in this delicious fall salad recipe. Serve this easy salad in a wrap for a yummy lunch!
A feast for the eyes, and the stomach! Brad and I devoured every bite when I made this for lunch the other day, although we both had different ways of getting there… I love mine served in a wrap, but Brad preferred to just eat his straight from the bowl with tortilla chips for a little added crunch. Either way, this salad is so good.
It couldn’t be any easier to whip up and comes together with just a handful of ingredients and is ready in no time flat! What really takes this chicken salad from boring to the salad that you crave everyday for lunch, is the texture and flavor combinations. I personally love sweet and savory salads. And here we have a base of vibrant crisp kale, sweet juicy apple chunks and crunchy almonds; all tossed in a creamy dreamy avocado yogurt mix. I added the pomegranate seeds that you see pictured as an afterthought. I’m such a sucker for those little pink gems!
Now let’s get to choppin’! I used my new Misen knives to get the job done. They seriously make chopping, slicing and dicing so super easy. I like the kale in this to be chopped up super fine and that was no problem at all for my Misen knives, which are sharpened to an acute, 15 degree blade angle for noticeably sharper cutting surface.
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Get your fabulous Misen knives and get going on this yummy Autumn Kale Chicken Salad! The combo of sweet and salty is so satisfying. You guys will love this quick and filling salad recipe! When you give it a try, be sure to comment and let us know how much you loved it. Also, take a picture to share on Instagram. Don’t forget to tag it #kimscravings, so I don’t miss it. It makes my day to see my recipes in your kitchens!
Autumn Kale Chicken Salad
- 5 oz. chicken breast, cooked and shredded*
- 2 cups chopped kale or other favorite green
- 1 chopped apple or pear
- 2 tablespoons chopped almonds or other favorite nut
For the dressing:
- 2 tablespoons (about 1/2 of a small avocado) mashed avocado
- 2 tablespoons nonfat, plain Greek or regular yogurt
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- salt & pepper to taste
Optional for serving:
- Bread, wraps, tortillas, crackers
- Combine all salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Stir dressing ingredients together in a small bowl. Pour dressing over salad ingredients and toss to combine.
- Serve as a sandwich with bread, in a wrap or simply in a bowl as a salad. Enjoy!
If you love recipes like this Autumn Kale Chicken Salad, try some other chicken salad favorites.
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