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Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese

Nicknamed my POWER SALAD, this Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese is pretty much the best salad ever!  Here is a short video showing you how to make it.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for the printable recipe.

Oh, if I were a single girl, I’d eat salad every night for dinner.  That’s how much I love the stuff.  I’d eat mixed greens with berries and chicken.  I’d eat arugula topped with salmon and drizzled with fresh lemon juice and olive oil.  I’d eat crunchy romaine with roasted tomatoes, bacon and a generous dose of blue cheese dressing. And I’d eat a ton of spinach salads like this Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese.

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese - from RecipeGirl.com

I gave up my single life (and eating salads for dinner) 17 years ago.  It’s pretty rare that I can actually get away with serving salad for dinner these days.  Instead, my family wants their version of dinner, which means a plateful of three things: a meat, a starch and a vegetable (or a big bowl of pasta).

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese - from RecipeGirl.com

Having somewhat of a rebellious nature, I decided to go for it with this salad.  I fed my family SALAD for dinner.  I started with spinach… sliced it into slivers.

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese - from RecipeGirl.com

…and then I added tomatoes and corn…

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese - from RecipeGirl.com

…and plenty of avocado and chopped, cooked chicken…

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese - from RecipeGirl.com

…and goat cheese and toasted pine nuts.

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese - from RecipeGirl.com

I drizzled a simple and tangy Dijon vinaigrette on top…

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese - from RecipeGirl.com

…and then I plated this as dinner for my family.  No meat/vegetable/starch meal for them on this night- just SALAD for dinner.

And guess what?  They loved it 🙂

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese

Ingredients:

SALAD:

  • 8 cups chopped spinach (1 bag)
  • 1 cup halved cherry or pear tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup corn (frozen, canned, or cut off the cob)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat or feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

DRESSING:

  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Place spinach in a large salad bowl. add remaining salad ingredients.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over the salad and toss (a little at a time... as much dressing as you desire).
SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

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118 Responses to “Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese”

  1. postedAug 26, 2014 6:24 PM
    douglas

    esa ensalada esta muy buena me gusta la receta se ve muy faci de hacer

  2. postedFeb 4, 2015 5:58 PM
    Vanessa

    I omitted the corn and added shrimp to my version, it was delicious, thank-you! On an entirely different note: Please forgive me for offering my perspective. I do so respectfully. In my home, what I cook is eaten. I make whatever I want. Anyone wanting “their” version makes it themselves or doesn’t eat at all. I don’t consider it being rebellious. It’s very often salad. Or, my partner cooks and it’s whatever he feels like making. Ok, take care!

  3. postedAug 31, 2015 3:28 PM

    This salad is so delicious it is now a regular family dinner in my house. Thank you. Great recipe.

  4. postedDec 10, 2015 5:53 PM
    Kathleen

    made this and loved it. Do youp rovide nutrition information on your recipes? I’m counting calories.

    • December 14th, 2015 @ 6:15 AM

      I do provide nutritional information on some of my recipes (in the Weight Watcher’s category), but not all of them. I don’t have nutritional info for this one.

  5. postedFeb 26, 2017 10:32 AM

    just found this recipe and so happy, I love avocado, spinach and goat cheese and know that I need more protein than the cheese has so love the chicken also, love the other ingredients too, but was taken with the title of this recipe, so thank you!

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