This hearty yet light salad is a great lunch special. Shredded chicken chunks add protein to high-fiber dish.

How To Make Cool-as-a-Cucumber Chicken Salad

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Preparation:
10 mins
Cooking:
Total:
10 mins
Serves:
4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup cucumber finely chopped
  • 2 cups cantaloupe and/or honeydew melon cubed
  • 1 cup zucchini finely chopped
  • ¼ cup green onions thinly sliced
  • cup lime juice
  • 2 tbsp salad oil
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro snipped, or mint
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • tsp ground white pepper
  • 4 cups leaf lettuce shredded

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, toss together the cantaloupe, cucumber, zucchini, and green onions.
  • For dressing, in a screw-top jar, combine lime juice, oil, water, cilantro, sugar, and white pepper.
  • Cover and shake well.
  • Drizzle 1/2 cup of the dressing over the melon mixture.
  • Toss lightly to coat.
  • Divide shredded lettuce among four dinner plates.
  • Top with the melon mixture.
  • Arrange chicken around edges of plates.
  • Drizzle remaining dressing over chicken.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 270kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 1000mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 20413IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 3mg