Happy Face California Avocado Chicken Caesar Salad

Total Time: 10 min

Prep Time:

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 320
Total Fat 24g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 540mg
Total Carbs 16g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 12g
Potassium 220mg

Vitamin A 64 (IU); Vitamin C 4 mg; Calcium 22 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 (IU); Folate 38 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Salad time is fun time with this easy Happy Face Caesar Salad recipe. Be creative with three simple ingredients: a Caesar Salad kit, chicken strips and Fresh California Avocado.

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Serves: 4

1 (9-oz.) package Caesar salad kit 6 oz. cooked chicken strips 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced into 8 slices
  1. Toss lettuce and dressing from the kit together, reserving about 1 teaspoon of the dressing. Set croutons, cheese and any other salad kit ingredients aside (if included).
  2. Arrange dressed lettuce in a round face shape on 4 small salad plates.
  3. Use 3 croutons for each salad to create “eyes” and “noses”.
  4. Arrange 2 slices of avocado end to end on each salad to create a big “smile”. Drizzle a stripe of the reserved dressing on the avocado slices to accent the smile.
  5. Arrange chicken strips and any remaining ingredients from the salad kit along the top and sides of the lettuce to create a hairstyle for the salad happy face.


*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

A lifetime of good eating habits can be established early in childhood. Creamy avocados are a healthy, kid-friendly fruit in many ways. Learn why California Avocados can be a perfect first fruit for baby.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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