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Greek Salad with Chicken and Avocados
and creamy tahini dressing

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
With the balance of creamy dressing, warm chicken, and crunch from almonds tossed in at the end, this paleo-friendly version of a fattoush salad is as beautiful as it is satisfying. This is similar to several Greek salads we've featured in the past, but includes the addition of avocados for another creamy, flavorful element.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Creamy Tahini Dressing:
  • Garlic - 1 clove
  • Lemons - 1, juice
  • Tahini - 1/4 cup
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp
  • Water - 1/4 cup
Greek Salad with Chicken and Avocado:
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz, chopped
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1 cup, halved
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb, sliced
  • Avocados - 1, sliced
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Za'atar - 2 tsp
  • Salad greens, any type - 8 oz
  • Almonds, sliced - 1/4 cup

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Prep

  1. Make tahini dressing - Chop garlic. Whisk together lemon juice, garlic, tahini, and olive oil. Add some water a bit at a time until smooth and pourable. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cucumbers / Tomatoes - Prep as directed. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Chicken - Slice against the grain into strips (i.e., look for the grain of the meat and slice perpendicular to it). Tenderize with a fork and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  4. Avocados - Slice avocados

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add cooking oil. When oil begins to shimmer, add chicken. Saute until chicken is cooked through, ~5 to 7 minutes. Add za’atar and season with some salt and pepper.
  2. To assemble salads, top greens with chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, sliced almonds, and avocados. Toss with tahini dressing and enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (38)
Gluten-free (4)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (14)

34 reviews

Added olives & red onions. Delicious.

By: Dana
Posted: Oct 12, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great! Made pita chips from pita in the airfryer, and after that made the chickpeas in the airfryer.

By: Nienke
Posted: Jun 24, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Added parsley, kalamata olives and shallots. Didn’t have yogurt or tahini so subed in sour cream. My lemons were very juicy so didn’t use water. Didn’t use the pita chips. Used romaine lettuce instead of a mix for crunch.

By: Jason
Posted: Mar 08, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Just an amazing, classic vegetarian alternative. So good!!

By: Kate
Posted: Mar 07, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

This is a great salad and a hit. I made it the next week for my vegan mother and she loved it!

By: Catherine
Posted: Mar 02, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I love fattoush salad! Never knew about it before CookSmarts, but I'm always excited to see it in a menu. The dressing was delicious and all the ingredients went so well together.

By: Michelle
Posted: Feb 29, 2020
Diet: Original
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