Avocado Chicken Salad in a Cucumber Cup

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Avocado Chicken Salad in a Cucumber Cup is the perfect small plate snack for parties, brunch or a picnic.

It’s that time of the year. The children are about to leave the scheduled days of the school year and come home to relaxation and rest. The older ones are graduating and looking forward to celebrations with hopeful anticipations of what their future might bring. Brides-to-be are about to get married, starry-eyed as they plan for life with their new love. All this general-merriment is as exciting as it is great for those celebrating but can be added stress to the many loved ones trying to provide the necessary sustenance needed to fuel these wonderful activities.  

That brings us to this month’s Recipe ReduxSmall Plates for Sunny Days. We are bringing the focus into simplifying outside dining for all occasions including pool parties and picnics, for the party planners of brides to be or graduation get-togethers. This is a different take on traditional finger foods that serve small bites for all occasions.

Avocado Chicken Salad in a Cucumber Cup is the perfect small plate snack for parties, brunch or a picnic.

While there is an influx of avocado recipes on the inter-webs now-a-days, it is always the simplified recipes that bring out the natural goodness of avocado that I prefer. Avocado is still being held up as the fruit with a ton of health benefits, including its launch into stardom fame, healthy fat. It also has a good amount of fiber and tons of vitamins.

Avocado Chicken Salad in a Cucumber Cup is the perfect small plate snack for parties, brunch or a picnic.

Mix this avocado with a little lemon juice and toss into chicken cut into pieces and you have a super quick chicken salad that’s not mayonnaise based. Why stop there? Keep it simple by pairing it with a healthy vehicle to get it from the plate to your mouth. You know, thinking about the summer heat and hydration, one vegetable naturally comes to mind, cucumber! Hydrating and healthy, shape these cucumbers into cucumber cups and that chicken salad is ready to serve as a beautiful appetizer aimed to stay in place and please.

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Avocado Chicken Salad in a Cucumber Cup is the perfect small plate snack for parties, brunch or a picnic.

Avocado Chicken Salad in a Cucumber Cup is the perfect small bite for a sunny day.
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A quick and easy small plate for a sunny day. Each serving is 3 cucumber cups.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Avocado Chicken Salad in a Cucumber Cup is the perfect small bite for a sunny day.
Avocado Chicken Salad in a Cucumber Cup
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Rating: 5
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Print Recipe
A quick and easy small plate for a sunny day. Each serving is 3 cucumber cups.
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 avocado pitted, skin removed
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 chicken breasts cooked, diced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 stalk celery diced small
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced (optional)
  • 2 cucumbers
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Instructions
  1. Add avocado and lemon juice to a bowl and mash together to form a smooth consistency.
  2. Add diced chicken, bell pepper, celery and onion (if desired) to the mashed avocado and mix thoroughly.
  3. Peel the cucumber in 4 evenly spaced strips. Cut the cucumbers into 1 inch pieces. Take a spoon and slightly remove the seeds from the middle leaving the bottom intact.
  4. Scoop the chicken avocado mix into the cucumber cup. Season with salt and pepper.
Recipe Notes

Kid-Friendly Tip: Peeling the cucumbers skin helps with garnishing the appetizer and reduces the bitterness that some children associate with this vegetable.

Simplify It: Stressed about time? Just use pre-made guacamole and pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. Cut the breast from the chicken, remove the skin, and chop small. Then toss with the guacamole. A lot of stores also sell pre-diced vegetables. Can’t find red-bell pepper and celery? Use pre-cut onion and celery mix instead. 

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Chicken Salad in a Cucumber Cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 6g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 23%
Vitamin C 87%
Calcium 6%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This post was written by Will Snead, a Dietetic Intern at Georgia State University’s Coordinated Program. Before life as a Dietetic Intern, Will has many years’ of experience at various kitchen environments including being a short-order cook, a rock-and-roll themed hibachi chef, and a cooking coach hosting culinary classes for a large organic retailer. Will maintains his culinary edge by offering his knife skills at various locations around the metro-Atlanta.

Avocado Chicken Salad in a Cucumber Cup is the perfect small plate snack for parties, brunch or a picnic.

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  • Lauren Harris-Pincus

    Love avocado in place of the mayo in chicken salad- great idea for a yummy bite 🙂

  • sarah

    These are the cutest! I use to make cucumber cups like this and do salmon and cream cheese. So yummy!

    xo,
    Sarah Grace
    http://freshfitnhealthy.com

    • Oh that sounds like a great combo too with the salmon and cream cheese. Thanks!!

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