Avocado Chicken Salad with Homemade French Dressing

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A light, springy-fresh salad featuring avocado, chickpeas, chicken and fresh veggies, topped with a zippy, made-from-scratch French dressing. Hello, farmer's market season!

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Salad:
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
3 cups Iceberg lettuce, torn
2 cups spinach leaves, torn
1 avocado, sliced into strips
1 cup chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and dried
1 large carrot, shaved
4 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
1 red bell pepper, diced
French Dressing:
1/2 c. tomato paste
2 tbsp. tomato sauce or ketchup
3/4 c. olive oil
5 tbsp. honey
2 tbsp white sugar
1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
1/4 c. white vinegar
1/3 c. fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. paprika
pinch garlic powder
Make dressing - combine all ingredients in a bowl. Use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings (I often need to adjust either the honey or the salt). Cook the chicken: Heat a...
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Nutritions

Calories
547

Sodium
1754mg
73% DV

Fat
15g
24% DV

Protein
28g
56% DV

Carbs
87g
29% DV

Fiber
18g
72% DV