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Heart Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad

Avocado Cilantro Chicken Salad Recipe

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This low-fat, heart-smart chicken salad is super easy to make and is a must for stay-at-home picnics, lunches and quick dinners. With calcium- and protein-rich cottage cheese and Greek yogurt, it’s also low in sodium but big on taste.

Recipe Calories
Calories 195 calories
Recipe Fat
Fat 7 grams fat
Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time 5 minutes
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time 10 minutes
Recipe Yield
Yield 6 servings


  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese-preferably low sodium
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt alternative (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups (about 20 oz) cooked chicken breast, shredded
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped


  1. Mash avocado in bowl to a chunky consistency. Set aside.
  2. Add cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic to food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  3. Add mixture to avocado.
  4. Stir in chicken, green onions and cilantro. Taste and season as needed. Keep refrigerated and tightly covered.

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