Lime Chicken Salad w/Avacado & Spinach

I got the idea for this salad from a free super-market recipe card. The original recipe did not call for spinach and it used basil instead of the cilantro I used here. I also didn't dice the vegetables like the original recipe called for. The salad turned out even better than I expected...even the kiddo ate it :)


  • 3 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 4 ounce chicken breasts, sliced thin
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 a cucumber, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, leaves only

In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and cayenne pepper. Pour half of this over the chicken, marinating chicken for one hour. When ready, shallow fry the chicken till done, cooling completely. When ready to serve, combine the vegetables and chicken along with the remaining lime mixture. Serve Immediately.

~ The most beautiful thing that we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. This insight into the mystery of life, coupled though it be with fear, has also given rise to religion. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive form - this knowledge, this feeling, is at the center of true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong in the ranks of devoutly religious men. - Albert Einstein ~


Happy cook said...

Love the salade especially as it as Avacado.

vimmi said...

Hi Meeso,

The salad looks too yummy. will try it soon.


Kribha said...

Looks so good, healthy and colorful. Love to try it soon.

meeso said...

~ Happy cook, I am a big avocado fan too :)

~ Vimmi, It's nice to see you again :) Thanks for stopping by...can't wait to see a post from you again soon!

~ Kribha, This salad definitely looked great, it was so tasty too! Thanks for the comment :)

Namratha said...

It looks colourful and good, so I will take your word on how it tasted :)

Andy said...

This sounds like a great simple salad. I love the dressing with honey , lime and cayenne pepper. Yum!

Cynthia said...

This is a salad I know I'd love.

meeso said...

~ Namratha, Andy, & Cynthia, Thanks :)

chanit said...

I like salads like this one ,
many fresh greens inside , thanks ! ;)