Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad on Avocado

cilantro lime chicken salad

My summer lunches are almost always cold meat salads — chicken salad, tuna salad, crab salad, smoked salmon salad. This Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad on Avocado is light, refreshing, and oh so easy to prepare. My basic chicken salad recipe is simple. I take leftover roasted chicken and shred it with a fork, then stir in a few dollops of mayonnaise and a hint brown mustard. Sometimes I toss it with dried cranberries or raisins. Other times I add some curry and diced celery. But my all time favorite way to each chicken salad? With lime and cilantro.

The great thing about these summer salads is that they’re yummy and cool. Children devour them. Parents look on with glee. I don’t know about you, but I love seeing my family well fed.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad on Avocado

Yield: 4 servings

The Players

The How-To

Here’s the truly simple part. Mix the first 7 ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Scoop into avocados and serve. ENJOY!

(photo by natalie lewis)


  1. Kcaarin Pineau via Facebook says

    HAHA!! Quick glance at this and I thought it was an outline of someones head with a picture of their brain inside it. 😛

  2. Amanda McCandliss via Facebook says

    And here I’ve been putting plain mayo and celery. I need to step it up big time. Thanks for the recipes FR and Megan!

  3. says

    We have a CSA this year so doing alot of lettuce wraps (don’t care for bread flavor wise or tortilla’s) This morning used grapeseed veganaise/grilled left over chicken/some herb that came in the CSA and Artisan Horseradish/Bacon Cheese.

  4. Emily Benhase via Facebook says

    I had chicken salad today, too! I make it like my mama always did: mayo, pepper, chopped celery & green onions, a handful of frozen peas and some shredded cheddar. Yum!

  5. Amanda Sears via Facebook says

    There is a little store near one of my jobs that makes amazing chicken salad from natural/local ingredients. One day I grabbed an organic cucmumber from the farmstand and cut it into disks and ate the yummy chicken salad on the cucumber “crackers” it was so good and refreshing.

  6. Katherine says

    Is there mayonnaise that is healthy available for purchase??? Would love to find it. I’d make my own using olive oil, but to date, I haven’t found any olive oil in the US which has a taste I like. I did not see any reference to Mayo on the resources page. Someone mentioned Radiant Life products which I have seen, but I thought I saw a seed oil in the ingredients……….

  7. Katherine says

    Other salads……tuna, crab, smoked salmon……I don’t eat these things anymore because sadly they are all full of toxins……how I miss them all. I can’t find smoked salmon that is made from wild caught fish, for instance. Should I smoke it myself????

  8. says

    Cilantro and lime w/ chicken salad sounds delicious. The other favorite cold salad we eat LOTS of each summer (and all seasons) is sardines. Packed with RNA and omega-3’s, I just mix it up with mayo, chopped red onion, whatever herbs I have growing, capers, a little olive oil and cider vinegar. Occasionally I add a hardboiled egg. Best fast food around!

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