This tomato and avocado chicken salad is a quick and healthy lunch or dinner recipe.  Lime juice, cilantro, and green onions combine to make this gluten free and paleo dish super light and tasty!

A Tomato and Avocado Chicken Salad in a white bowl with limes and cilantro on the side.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner… Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer… that is how often I could eat this tomato and avocado chicken salad.

There is a tendency within me to eat the same thing, day after day.  I can do this for weeks until one day it just hits me and I am ready to move onto my next addicting meal.

It happened with this Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos and now it is happening with this tomato and avocado chicken salad.

A close up picture of chicken avocado salad in a white bowl with whole tomatoes on the side.

At first, I was a bit hesitant to post this as a true “recipe.”  Because, in fact, it is just a few ingredients thrown together in a bowl to make the most delightfully light and tasty avocado chicken salad.  But then again, how could I not let you know about this easy meal?

A lot of healthy foods and recipes are seen as intimidating.  But they do not have to be!  Some of the best dishes come together with a few ingredients we happen to have in our fridge.

An overhead picture of gluten-free chicken salad with avocados and tomatoes for a healthy lunch.

What goes into this Tomato & Avocado Chicken Salad?

You’ve got your obvious ingredients…

  • Tomato – super flavorful Campari tomatoes are my favorite!
  • Avocado* – here in Texas these are ah-mazing year-round.  Look for a slightly soft flesh and a vibrant green color hiding underneath the stem.
  • Chicken – you can buy rotisserie chicken or bake some of your own.

*Not sure how to cut an avocado?

Check out the video below where I show you how easy it is to cut an avocado.

And then your accompaniments…

  • Lime juice – really lightens up the flavor and compliments the avocado nicely!
  • Cilantro – have you ever had guacamole without cilantro?  Avocado and cilantro pretty much go hand-in-hand in my book.
  • Green onions – these help give the salad a bit of a bite.

Healthy avocado chicken salad with tomatoes in a white bowl for a light dinner.

Pretty easy, right?

A few ways we have eaten this tomato and avocado chicken salad around the Brazil house:  straight from a bowl, in a wrap or tortilla, with corn tortilla chips.

You can even put it over a spinach salad with a bit of olive oil and lime juice, too!

Tips for Storing this Tomato & Avocado Salad:

As we all know, avocados like to turn brown once they are oxidized.  This salad is best if eaten immediately.  However, we have found that it will keep for a day or two if tightly wrapped in plastic wrap (completely lay the plastic wrap directly on top of the salad!)

If you don’t think you will get to it that quickly you can always prep your ingredients and keep them separated until ready to eat.

Gluten-free avocado chicken salad recipe in a bowl with tomatoes for a healthy lunch.

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Avocado & Tomato Chicken Salad

This tomato and avocado chicken salad is a quick and healthy lunch or dinner recipe. Lime juice, cilantro, and green onions combine to make this gluten free and paleo dish super light and tasty!
Yield 4 servings
Prep 10 minutes
Total 10 minutes
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  • 1 lb chicken cooked and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 ½ c tomatoes cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 ½ c avocado cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ¼ c lime juice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ c green onions finely chopped
  • ¼ c cilantro finely chopped


  • In a large bowl combine all ingredients.
  • Toss to completely combine.
  • Chill salad for one hour before serving. Eat on its’ own, in a wrap or with tortilla chips as a dip and enjoy!
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Calories: 223kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 40mg, Sodium: 337mg, Potassium: 543mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 755IU, Vitamin C: 20.1mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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