Cool-as-a-Cucumber Chicken Salad
Chicken, melon, cucumber, and zucchini are arranged on a bed of greens and drizzled with a refreshing lime and mint dressing.
2 cups cubed cantaloupe and/or honeydew melon
1 cup finely chopped cucumber
1 cup finely chopped zucchini
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/3 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons salad oil
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro or mint
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
4 cups shredded leaf lettuce
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- In a large bowl, toss together the cantaloupe, cucumber, zucchini, and green onions.
- For dressing, in a screw-top jar, combine lime juice, oil, water, cilantro, sugar, and white pepper. Cover and shake well. Drizzle 1/2 cup of the dressing over the melon mixture. Toss lightly to coat.
- Divide shredded lettuce among four dinner plates. Top with the melon mixture. Arrange chicken around edges of plates. Drizzle remaining dressing over chicken.
Makes 4 main-dish servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): calories: 258, total fat: 12g, saturated fat: 3g, cholesterol: 62mg, sodium: 77mg, carbohydrate: 16g, fiber: 3g, protein: 22g.
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