low carb avocado chicken salad with no mayo in a bowl with spoon

Avocado Chicken Salad: No Mayo (low carb)

It’s easy to make a healthy avocado chicken salad without mayo simply by replacing it with mashed avocado. The result is a creamy chicken salad suitable for low carb and Paleo diets.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado, salads
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 3
Calories 267kcal


  • 2 cups poached chicken finely diced (10 oz)
  • 1 medium Hass Avocado, mashed
  • 1/3 cup celery, finely diced (1 large rib)
  • 2 tbsp red onion or scallion, minced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or your favorite)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (or lime juice)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare the celery, onion, and cilantro, placing in a medium bowl. Dice the chicken and add it to the bowl with the vegetables. 
  • Cut into the avocado with a chef's knife until the blade hits the pit. Slide the knife around the pit, cutting the avocado in half. Twist the halves to separate. Remove the pit by tapping the knife into the pit until it sticks, make sure the avocado half is held steadily on a cutting board before attempting. Scoop out the avocado flesh with a spoon and place into a small bowl. Mash with a fork until smooth and creamy. Stir in the lemon juice and oil. 
  • Add the mashed avocado to the to the chicken and vegetables and stir to mix. Serve over lettuce or enjoy on a low carb bagel.
  • Makes 3, 3/4-1 cup servings.


Nutrition Facts
Avocado Chicken Salad: No Mayo (low carb)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Sodium 70mg3%
Potassium 509mg15%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 19g38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 509mg | Fiber: 1g