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!  Watch the video showing you how to make it this recipe, then scroll to the bottom of this post to print out the recipe so you can make it at home.

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese

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.

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).

How to Make Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese

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.

How to Make Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese

…and then I added tomatoes and corn…

How to Make Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese

…and plenty of avocado and chopped, cooked chicken…

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese

….and goat cheese and toasted pine nuts.

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese

I drizzled a simple and tangy Dijon vinaigrette on top…

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese

…and then I plated this Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese 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 🙂

Here are a few more spinach salad recipes you might enjoy:

Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese

This is a big time favorite salad recipe!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword power salad, spinach salad with chicken, spinach salad with chicken, avocado and goat cheese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 362 kcal

Ingredients

SALAD:

  • 8 cups chopped spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked, chopped chicken
  • 1 cup halved cherry or pear tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup corn (canned, frozen or fresh off the cob)
  • 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

Instructions

  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).

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Spinach Salad with Chicken, Avocado and Goat Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 362 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 277mg 12%
Potassium 886mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 119.7%
Vitamin C 38.1%
Calcium 13.9%
Iron 19.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  • Rebecca wrote:

    Okay, this salad is absolutely phenomenal. Not even kidding, it was probably the most delicious salad I have ever eaten. It should be featured in some fancy restaurant. The flavors and textures all work so beautifully together, especially the salty goat cheese and the sweetness of the tomato and corn. Oh, and the dressing – I wanted to lick it off the plate. I kind of wish I weren’t full so I could keep eating! Thanks so much for sharing such a wonderful recipe. I will most definitely be making this again!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Happy to hear!

  • Alida @My Little Italian Kitchen wrote:

    Your salad looks delicious. You have so many nice recipes on your blog!

  • Sabrina B. wrote:

    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!

  • Esther wrote:

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

  • Vanessa wrote:

    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!

  • douglas wrote:

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