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Melon Salad with Ginger Dressing

 Melon Salad with Ginger Dressing
With a hint of honey, the cool, creamy dressing complements the colorful melon and tender chicken. Family and friends will be happy to see it on your table again and again.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • DRESSING:
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • SALAD:
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 cups cantaloupe balls
  • 2 cups honeydew balls
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; cover and chill.
  • In a large covered saucepan, simmer chicken in apple juice, water
  • and peppercorns for 20 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.

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Melon Salad with Ginger Dressing (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Discard broth; allow chicken to cool. Slice into thin strips and
  • place in a large bowl. Add celery, melon balls and parsley. Serve on
  • a bed of lettuce if desired. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 6-8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 282 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 301 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 11 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.