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Southwest avocado chicken salad lettuce wraps

GEHA | September 4, 2018

Try this protein-packed recipe at your next family dinner.


2 avocados (halved, pitted, peeled and cubed) 
1/2 cup canned black beans (drained, rinsed)
2 cups cooked roasted chicken
1/2 cup corn
1/8 teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon garlic 
1/4 cup fat-free plain, Greek yogurt
Hot sauce, if desired
1 jalapeno pepper (minced)
18 Bibb lettuce leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/8 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
2 scallions (chopped)
3/4 cup tomato (chopped)

Combine chicken, one chopped avocado, tomato, corn, black beans, scallions and jalapeno in medium bowl. In a small mixing bowl, mash the remaining avocado and mix with Greek yogurt, lime juice, cumin, paprika and garlic powder. Season with freshly ground black pepper.

Pour dressing into chicken salad and gently stir to combine. Spoon southwest avocado chicken salad into lettuce leaves. Gently fold lettuce as if eating a taco.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional values per serving:
230 calories
12 g total fat
2 g saturated fat
14 g carbohydrate
7 g dietary fiber
19 g protein
150 mg sodium.

Reprinted on August 20, 2018, courtesy of the American Heart Association. For more, visit