Whether you're counting calories or not, using turkey-style bacon and less blue cheese is a simple way to reduce the calories and fat in this classic main course salad. Topped off with a refreshing avocado dressing, this salad is sure to please!
Avocado Dressing: In a blender or mini-chopper, blend avocado, oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper and water, until smooth. Thin dressing with additional water of desired.
Salad: Divide salad greens among individual plates. Place a mound of chicken in centre of each. Arrange turkey-style bacon, tomatoes, egg wedges and red onion around chicken. Sprinkle with blue cheese. Drizzle with dressing just before serving.
Variation: Use diced ham in place of chicken and regular bacon in place of turkey-style bacon. Use shredded cheddar, Swiss, Gouda or your favourite cheese instead of blue cheese.
Tip: Purchase avocados ahead of time so that they can ripen (soft to the touch).
Tip: This dressing can also be used as a dip for fresh vegetables, just use less water.