Chicken and pear salad with mint dressing

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Makes 4 servings.



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


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


  • 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

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