Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados with Fun Monsters Inc. Option


Disney and Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. wants to take the scare out of produce with some fun, easy recipes. These chicken salad stuffed avocados are actually a simple light meal or snack to make any day, but you can up the fun factor by making them into “Roz Heads!”

Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados Recipe with Roz Head option from Monsters Inc. (naturally dairy-free and nut-free, with gluten-free, egg-free, and soy-free options)

Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados with “Roz Head” Monsters Inc Option

This recipe was created by Dole, and I think they did a great job incorporating several healthy ingredients into this frightful consept. If it were me, I might use sprouts for the hair instead of pretzels. You could even twist a bundle of sprouts up like Roz hair, and they add some more produce nutrition!

These are great a great Halloween option, but you’ll want to assemble them just before serving, so the avocado doesn’t brown. But the recipe is also perfect for a light lunch or a hefty snack, and can be a fun project with kids.

Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados Recipe with Roz Head option from Monsters Inc. (naturally dairy-free and nut-free, with gluten-free, egg-free, and soy-free options)

Special Diet Notes: Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, optionally egg-free, optionally gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, and optionally soy-free. It’s also a primarily paleo recipe, aside from the pretzel decorations.

Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados
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You can simply stuff the avocado halves with the chicken salad, or make "Roz heads" as detailed below.
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 3 servings
  • 1 cup cubed, cooked chicken breast
  • ½ cup green grapes, halved
  • ¼ cup chopped celery
  • ⅓ cup plain dairy-free yogurt, mayonnaise, or vegan mayo
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1½ avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
  • 6 pretzel twists (classic, whole wheat, or gluten-free)
  • 18 pretzel sticks (classic, whole wheat, or gluten-free)
  • 1 strawberry, sliced
  • 3 dried blueberries
Chicken Salad
  1. In a bowl, stir together the chicken, grapes, celery, dairy-free yogurt or mayo, salt, and pepper.
To Make "Roz Heads"
  1. Scoop three equal portions onto serving plates. Shape each into oval.
  2. Top each with an upside down avocado half.
  3. Decorate each avocado half to resemble Roz’s face. Using a sharp paring knife, trim each pretzel twist to create horn-rimmed glasses lens by cutting off the double loop section of each pretzel twist, keeping a single loop portion, which will become one lens. Two lenses are needed per Roz Head.
  4. Place two pretzel lenses on each avocado to form glasses. Add pretzel stick to each side of avocado to form arms of glasses. Push four pretzel sticks into the top of each avocado to form hair. Add a strawberry slice, trimmed to look like lips for her mouth, and place blueberry on lower left side of face to form mole.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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