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Whether you're counting calories or not, using turkey-style bacon and less blue cheese is a simple way to reduce the calories and fat in this classic main course salad. Topped off with a refreshing avocado dressing, this salad is sure to please!

Directions

Avocado Dressing: In a blender or mini-chopper, blend avocado, oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper and water, until smooth. Thin dressing with additional water of desired.

Salad: Divide salad greens among individual plates.  Place a mound of chicken in center of each.  Arrange turkey-style bacon, tomatoes, egg wedges and red onion around chicken.  Sprinkle with blue cheese.  Drizzle with dressing just before serving.

Variation:  Use diced ham in place of chicken and regular bacon in place of turkey-style bacon.  Use shredded cheddar, Swiss, Gouda or your favourite cheese instead of blue cheese. 

Nutrients Per Serving

(1/4 recipe): 446 calories, 28 g total fat, 718 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrates, 6 g fibre, 36 g protein. Excellent source of vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B12, vitamin C and zinc. Good source of thiamin, vitamin D, magnesium and iron.