Blueberry, Watermelon and Walnut Salad
1 cup California walnuts, chopped (250 mL)
1/4 cup lime juice (50 mL)
1/4 cup olive oil (50 mL)
2 tbsp honey (30 mL)
1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper (1 mL)
2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed (500 mL)
1 cup fresh blueberries (250 mL)
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut in bite-size pieces
6 cups mixed baby greens (1.5 L)
4 4 oz (125 g) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, grilled or sautéed until cooked through
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
On a baking sheet, spread walnuts in one layer. Bake until just toasted and aromatic, about 8 minutes. Remove and let cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, oil, honey, salt and pepper.
In a medium size bowl, combine watermelon, blueberries, walnuts and bell pepper. Add half of the vinaigrette; toss to coat. In a large bowl, toss greens with remaining vinaigrette.
Divide greens among four plates, and top with fruit and walnut mixture. Slice each chicken breast diagonally and serve with the salad.
Makes 4 servings.
Tip: Make a double recipe of the vinaigrette, and use half of it for marinating the chicken before grilling. Discard any vinaigrette used for marinating.
PER SERVING: about 535 cal, 32 g pro, 35 g fat (4 g sat. fat), 29 g carb, 5 g fibre, 66 mg chol, 378 mg sodium.
Recipe courtesy of the California Walnut Commission. For more recipe ideas and information about the health benefits of walnuts, visit www.walnutinfo.com.
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