Five Minute Easy Blue Chicken Walnut Avo Salad

Hi friends! Each summer I do a “summer series” where I share random projects, recipes or crafts beyond knitting and crochet.  There will still be endless knit and crochet projects here on the blog over the next few months because there’s no stopping my love of yarn. However, today I’d like to kick off the series with a little salad that I enjoy.  Often times I get stuck in a dinner rut and feel like I’m making the same things over and over again.  It’s great to get new dinner ideas from friends, so today I thought I’d share this salad with you in case you ever get in a rut like me.

I’m always looking to eat as healthy as possible with limited time to cook.  This salad is filling, satisfying and is really fast to make! Because of the chicken and walnuts as well as the avocado, it can serve as a stand alone meal.  While I use blue cheese dressing and blue cheese crumbles, you can certainly make it with your preferred dressing.  I always hold a portion aside for my daughter in order to drown it in “Ranch”, the only way she’ll eat it. He he!  I also use some help from my local grocery store and buy the chicken tenders hot and fresh from the deli.  This saves me from any cooking and it helps me to create a meal with very little clean up that’s still pretty healthy. Another time saver is to buy your walnuts and romaine lettuce already chopped.

You will need:

Romaine Lettuce (Already cut and washed to save time if preferred)

Blue Cheese Dressing

Blue Cheese Crumbles

Chopped Walnuts

Chicken tenders from your deli (Feel free to substitute with any other cooked chicken that you’d like)

Ripe Avocado


Chop chicken tenders into 1.5″ inch pieces

Remove skin and chop avocado into bite sized pieces

Place lettuce in the bowl

Add avocado and walnuts.  Pour dressing over the lettuce – just enough so that when mixed it lightly covers the lettuce, avocado and walnuts. Lightly toss.

Finish by sprinkling with blue cheese crumbles.

Serve with warm bread if you’d like! Yum!

Do you have a “go-to” salad meal for your family?



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  1. Hello Jess,
    I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy, and look forward to your Blog!
    I am a retired Nurse, and Grammy to 13 beautiful grands! Lots of things to make I have made many of your patterns, including your Mod heirloom blanket. So beautiful I am an avid knitter, crocheter, (is that a word?) and quilter, and cook! I love your respect for life and family. Just had to drop a line. Have a wonderful Memorial Day! Thanks again.
    Best Regards

    1. How sweet! Thanks so much for taking the time to write me Sheryl. How blessed you are to have 13 grandchildren and it sounds like you are certainly multi-talented. Lucky little grandkids! I really appreciate all of your kind words about my blog….it means so much to me. I’m so happy you enjoyed the Mod Heirloom Blanket and even some other patterns. You’re welcome of course – it’s so fun for me to share!
      You have a wonderful weekend and thank you again!

  2. Hello Jessica:
    Thank you for your kindness and generosity in sharing such beautiful patterns ( both knit and crochet), yummy recipes and sweet stories about your beautiful family! Keep up the amazing work! You are a blessing to all of us crafters! I hope you have a delightful and relaxing weekend!
    Warm regards,

    1. Hi Barbi!

      Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a note! I’m so glad that you enjoy the blog. You are a blessing to me as well, and thank you SO much for your kind words! It’s so much fun for me to share. 🙂 We did have a great and relaxing weekend. I hope that yours was wonderful too!

  3. So I had no idea you did good until I saw your summer series! I’m ususalky here checking out your crochet hehe. That salad looks delicious. And I love effortless meals so thank you for sharing this and your knowledge of crochet.

    1. You’re just like me – I’m all about effortless meals! I want them to taste good and be healthy, but I don’t want to slave away in the kitchen. Thanks so much for leaving me a comment!

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