My mother-in-law first made this recipe, and I admit that I was quite shocked at the addition of cantaloupe to a chicken salad. But, I was pleasantly surprised at how good it is!
Cantaloupe is a super melon! It is a concentrated source of beta-carotene (vitamin A). Beta- carotene is great for your eyes, and can even help prevent cataracts. This fruit also contains vitamins C and B6, folate, niacin, and FIBER! The best time to buy cantaloupe is in the summer months when it is at its freshness peak!
Try this dish on it's own, inside a pita, or on top of salad greens!
Curry Cantaloupe Chicken Salad
2 cups cooked chicken breast meat, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1 cup cantaloupe, diced
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp salt
Slivered almonds (optional)
1/4 cup finely chopped radishes (optional)
In a small bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, lime juice, curry powder, coriander, salt and cilantro until well blended.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, cantaloupe, and green onion. Add dressing to chicken mixture and stir to coat. When serving, sprinkle with almonds and radishes if desired.
Nutrition Info per 1/2 cup serving: 194 calories, 7 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 27 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates