In the Kitchen: Chicken, Avocado, and Berry Salad

OSF Dietitian Ashley Simper joins WMBD This Morning

Peoria - OSF Dietitian Ashley Simper joins WMBD This Morning.

Ashley Simper, MS, RD, LDN
Community/Outpatient Dietitian
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
Central Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Spokesperson

Find the recipe for todays chicken, avocado, and berry salad below.

 

Ingredients
Salad
1 cup uncooked spelt, makes about 2 cups cooked
1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
2 ears raw corn, kernels cut off
1 ½ cups blackberries
2 cups diced strawberries
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 chicken breast, grilled and chopped

Lime Vinaigrette
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
Zest of 1 lime
1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
1 Tablespoon sugar, or more to taste

Directions
1.    In a medium saucepan, cook spelt according to package directions.
2.    In a large bowl, combine spelt and rest of salad ingredients.
3.    In a small bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients.
4.    Combine salad and vinaigrette and toss gently to coat.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information
Per 1 cup
Calories:  256
Total Fat:  9 g
Saturated Fat:  1 g
Sodium:  26 mg
Total Carbohydrate:  33 g
Dietary Fiber:  7 g
Protein:  14 g
 

Serves 7


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