I have a confession to make: I started sweating on July 4th while cooking. In my defense, Indiana was under a heat advisory, and I was standing over a grill full of burgers. It got me thinking, there has to be some sort of dish that is cold, feels like summer, and is healthy, right? I recognize that's a long list, but then I thought of it: avocado and Greek yogurt chicken salad.
Chicken salad is a very classic picnic dish, but unfortunately is also traditionally not your healthiest option. However, with some easy substitutions (Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, avocado to add some healthy fats) this avocado and Greek yogurt chicken salad is a healthy main course alternative to another unfulfilling hot dog or bratwurst.
If you don't like things spicy, feel free to leave out the cayenne pepper and jalapeno. You can also substitute in other options such as grapes, celery and pecans, for a more traditional take on chicken salad. As always, I've tried to amp up this recipe and make it just a touch more fun. But either is good!