Lemon rosemary grilled chicken salad with avocado + corn

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I first spotted this salad in my Real Simple magazine several years ago and we’ve been making it ever since then.  It’s delicious!  What makes it so is the fresh and flavorful dressing.  It’s super light–perfect for a hot evening when you don’t want to eat something too heavy.  I serve it with homemade popovers.  This meal is a hit every time!

Lemon rosemary grilled chicken salad with avocado + corn


  • 4 T. olive oil
  • 1/4 fresh lemon juice
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed with the back of a pan
  • 1 whole (2 halves) boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup frozen organic corn kernels
  • 1 bag organic baby spinach
  • 2 avocados, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 oz. Parmesan, shaved


  1. Combine olive oil, lemon juice, rosemary, garlic cloves and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Pour half of the dressing mixture into a Ziploc bag, set the rest aside. Add chicken breast to Ziploc bag. Marinate meat in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  3. When meat is ready, grill until internal temperature reaches at least 165º. After it finishes cooking, allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes to let juices settle before cutting it into bite-size pieces.
  4. Meanwhile, cook corn according to package instructions. Allow to cool.
  5. To assemble the salad, toss spinach, corn, chicken, avocado and Parmesan with remaining dressing.
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 1635kcal Calories from fat 922
% Daily Value
Total Fat 102g 157%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 237mg 79%
Sodium 1166mg 49%
Carbohydrate 90g 30%
Dietary Fiber 39g 156%
Sugars 9g
Protein 104g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

SOURCE: Real Simple magazine

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