Chicken and pear salad with mint dressing

View step-by-step instructions Link to step-by-step instructions

Makes 4 servings.

Ingredients

Salad

4 large lettuce leaves

3 firm, ripe pears, cut into approximately 1-inch cubes

Juice of 1/2 lemon

2 cups cooked chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 cucumber, peeled, sliced thin and coarsely chopped

4 tablespoons red onion, finely chopped

Dressing

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 to 2 tablespoons honey

1/3 cup minced fresh mint

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

  • Drizzle cubed pears with lemon juice.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine pears, chicken, cucumber and onion. Set aside.
  • Blend vinegar, lemon juice, honey, mint, and salt and pepper in food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Drizzle dressing over fruit and chicken mixture, and toss gently to coat.
  • If not serving immediately, cover and refrigerate.
  • To serve, retoss gently, sprinkle with cinnamon and arrange on plates with beds of lettuce.

Nutrition information

Serving size: 1/4 of recipe. Amount per serving: 231 calories, 3g total fat (less than 1g saturated fat), 31g carbohydrates, 23g protein, 5g dietary fiber, 131mg sodium.

Source: American Institute for Cancer Research

Related stories
Disclaimer

This information is provided for educational purposes only. Individuals should always consult with their healthcare providers regarding medical care or treatment, as recommendations, services or resources are not a substitute for the advice or recommendation of an individual's physician or healthcare provider. Services or treatment options may not be covered under an individual's particular health plan.