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Toasted Chicken with Arugula Guacamole (Gluten-Free)
Amie Valpone

Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP is a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer and Food Writer specializing in easy Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free recipes. Amie is the Editor-in-Chief of the gluten-free blog, The Healthy Apple. Amie shares her passion for and approach to "Clean Eating" by focusing on natural, whole foods and ingredients that are good for you and your body. Amie works with Whole Foods Market as their Gluten-Free Manhattan Cooking Instructor and is a Gluten-Free Industry Innovator when it comes to helping clients, the community, companies and client live a healthy and happy life. Visit her site at: thehealthyapple.com.

By Amie Valpone
Published on 12/30/2011
This recipe comes to us from Amie Valpone.


Serves 4

The finished toasted chicken with arugula guacamole. Photo: Amie ValponeIngredients

  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup arugula, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. lime zest
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and cored
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground white pepper
  • Fresh cilantro, to garnish
  • 8 slices gluten-free bread, toasted
  • 1 lb. sliced chicken, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces


  1. Combine all ingredients (except bread and chicken) in a food processor; process until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a serving bowl, spread atop a piece of gluten-free toast with a few slices of chicken.
  3. Remaining guacamole can be served at room temperature or chilled with gluten-free crackers, pretzels or crudites.
  4. Enjoy!