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Melon Salad with Ginger Dressing Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:6-8 servings

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

  • 1. 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. 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 Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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