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Chicken-Melon Spinach Salad Recipe
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Chicken-Melon Spinach Salad Recipe

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“This hearty salad is nutritious, and the combination of colors and flavors mix really well.” It’s ideal for hot summer nights! Lorie Fritsch - Dublin, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2-1/2 cups cubed cantaloupe
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • SALAD DRESSING:
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons salted soy nuts

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 302 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 268 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, sugar, vinegar, ketchup, Worcestershire and salt. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Sprinkle with soy nuts. Serve immediately. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Chicken-Melon Spinach Salad in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p66

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 302 calories, 17 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 268 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 20 g protein.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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