Craving Chips and Dip? Enjoy This Deconstructed Guacamole Salad Instead

The following post was originally featured on Eating Bird Food and written by Brittany Mullins| who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.

I love guacamole| but I don’t love eating a bazillion chips. Yes| I know I could eat guacamole with veggies ¡ª and I do occasionally ¡ª but it’s not the same. And let’s be honest| it’s insanely difficult to stop eating chips once you start. It just is.

That’s where this deconstructed guacamole salad comes in. There are no chips involved so I can feel good about eating it any time I please.

I actually got the idea from Donal Skehan. I saw his salad on Pinterest and knew I wanted to make something like it.

My version has similar ingredients but with a few additions and a cilantro-lime dressing. The dressing totally makes the salad ¡ª it adds the citrus| salty| cilantro component that all good guacamole has and makes the salad insanely delicious. I could literally eat it every day. If only I had an endless supply of avocados.

Now I wouldn’t bring this salad to a party instead of regular guac and chips| but it’s great as a starter or side with a Mexican-themed meal| and it can also work as a healthy lunch or dinner when paired with a protein like grilled chicken| shrimp| tofu or tempeh.

Read more about this salad on Eating Bird Food.

Deconstructed Guacamole Salad

From Eating Bird Food

Deconstructed Guacamole Salad

Deconstructed Guacamole Salad


For the salad:8 cups spring mix1 cup cherry tomatoes1 avocado1/2 cup red onion2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese

For the cilantro-lime dressing:4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oilJuice of 2 limes2 tablespoons fresh cilantro| chopped2 teaspoons minced garlic1 teaspoon maple syrup1/2 to 1 teaspoon sea salt1/2 teaspoon ground pepper1/4 teaspoon coriander