Avocado Chicken Waldorf Salad

An herbaceous, creamy avocado dressing coats classic Waldorf staples for a deliciously easy recipe that’s great for lunch or a light dinner.

Serves 4


  • 2 cups cooked Smart Chicken, cubed

  • 1 large avocado, peeled, pit removed

  • 3 tablespoons roughly chopped basil

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 1/3 cup diced celery

  • ¼ cup diced red onion

  • ½ cup halved grapes

  • 1 apple, cored, cubed

  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts


To a blender or the bowl of a food processor, add the avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, basil, salt, and pepper; blend until smooth and creamy, scraping sides as needed. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine chicken, celery, red onion, grapes, apples, and nuts. Stir in avocado dressing with other ingredients. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve atop a bed of greens or in a lettuce or tortilla wrap.