Avocado, mâche & smoked chicken salad

Prep 25 mins | Serves 4

1kg whole smoked chicken
3 celery sticks, thinly sliced diagonally
4 green onions (shallots), trimmed and thinly sliced
12 cup whole almonds
50g mâche* salad leaves
2 medium just-ripe avocados, halved lengthways, peeled and chopped
13 cup lemon juice
13 cup extra virgin olive oil

*Mâche is a tender leafy salad green that’s sometimes sold as lamb’s lettuce. You can replace it with baby salad leaves.

Step 1 Shred smoked chicken flesh, discarding skin and bones. Place chicken into a large bowl. Add celery, green onions, almonds, mâche salad leaves and avocados. Gently toss to combine. Arrange in serving bowls or on a serving platter.

Step 2 To make dressing, combine lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper in a screw-top jar. Shake until well combined. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve.

Good for you ... Avocados

Avocados are one of the few fruits that contain fat, but it's in the form of unsaturated fat.

A source of vitamin E, a vitamin that helps protect cells from damage due to free radicals.

A good source of vitamin C and also a source of folate (a B vitamin). Both these vitamins contribute to the normal functioning of the body’s immune system.

Provides the B vitamins niacin (B3) and biotin, which both contribute to normal production of energy in the body.