Guacamole is a b-e-a-utiful thing, but it can be tricky to create an absolutely perfect version of the quintessential Mexican dip. However, no fear; there is a shortcut – smashed avocado. It’s creamier than just chunks of avocado but not as much effort as full-on guac, which is the perfect middle ground for me. 🥑
This wrap is a great packed lunch idea because it’s so quick and easy to put together with only a few ingredients. If you wanted to make it more adventurous you could always adapt; add some sauce, onions and peppers, perhaps some bacon… I’ve kept things simple here, but that doesn’t mean you have to!
If you’re after feel-good food, look no further. Avocado is bursting with “good” fats and, along with the salad, this little wrap packs in a hell of a lot of healthy greens! Chicken provides the lean protein, and will leave you feeling full without being bloated on fatty, greasy meats or an overload on carbs. Perfect!
So, this is how I did it…
(Makes 2 wraps)
1. Season the chicken and pop in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes (depending on size) on 200°C.
2. Remove the avocado half from its skin and, along with the chopped cherry tomatoes in a bowl, smush together with a fork until you’ve created a chunky paste.
3. Grab some tortilla wraps and lay out the mixed salad. Remove the chicken from the oven, slice, and arrange on top of the salad leaves. Spread a dollop of smashed avocado alongside.
4. Wrap and enjoy there and then, or pack for lunch the next day! 🌯
I’ve listed the cheapest options for each ingredient that I could find below, all prices are correct at the time of publishing!
1 Chicken Breast – Ashfield Farm Chicken Breast Fillets – £1.55 – Aldi
Prepared Mixed Salad – Fine Cut Salad – 60p – ASDA
1/2 Avocado – Medium Avocado Ready to Eat – 85p – Tesco
4 Cherry Tomatoes, Quartered – Cherry Tomatoes – 69p – Lidl
2 Tortilla Wraps – Rowan Hill Bakery Tortilla Wraps Whole & White – 75p – Lidl
For the chicken, simply season with a touch of dried garlic, salt, pepper and a little olive oil. If possible, the smashed avocado could do with a dash of lime juice, coriander and chilli flakes to give it more of a “guacamole” taste, but if you can’t get your hands on them it’s not the end of the world – a sprinkle of salt and pepper will do.