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WHFoods Menu: Chopped Chicken and Avocado Salad with Chili Garlic Dressing
Zesty jalapenos, cumin and garlic kick up the flavor in this hearty lunch salad. Since all ingredients are selected from our list of World's Healthiest Foods you are ensured to receive an abundance of health-protective nutrients. When we evaluated this recipe against our WHFoods recommended daily amounts it provided 95% vitamin C to help protect against excess free radical production and maintain brain health, 90% folate to help sustain brain and nervous system activity, 81% phosphorus to enable basic cell function, 77% protein to help support proper body composition, 64% manganese to support bone production and skin integrity, 54% selenium for antioxidant protection, 46% fiber to help improve cardiovascular function including cholesterol metabolism, 45% magnesium to help maintain bone integrity and energy production, 34% vitamin E to help protect against free radical damage and against heart disease, 26% vitamin K to promote healthy blood clotting, 22% biotin to help maintain blood sugar balance and promote skin health, and much more!

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 cups romaine lettuce or mixed salad greens, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup celery diced
  • 1/2 cup avocado, cubed
  • 3 oz cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 2 TBS grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 TBS pumpkin seeds
  • 2 TBS cilantro, chopped
  • Garlic Chile Dressing

  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped (use gloves) OR 1 tsp pickled jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Chop or press garlic and let sit 5 minutes. Whisk together all dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Add dressing to the salad, toss gently and serve.

Serves 1

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