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The mint adds a refreshing note to the dressing, which will also work well in a fresh fruit salad. Use any curly lettuce leaves in place of red leaf.

Barbara Lauterbach
Recipe by Cooking Light May 2004

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Credit: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Fonda Shaia

Recipe Summary

Yield:
5 servings (serving size: 1 lettuce leaf and 3/4 cup salad)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • To prepare dressing, place mint and sugar in a food processor; process until finely chopped, scraping sides of bowl. Add vinegar, juice, salt, and pepper, and process 30 seconds to combine.

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  • To prepare salad, combine chicken, cucumber, pecans, onion, and nectarines in a medium bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad; toss well to coat. Place 1 lettuce leaf on each of 5 plates; top each serving with 3/4 cup salad.

  • Note: In a pinch, substitute fresh melon for the nectarines. Look for chopped peeled melon in the produce section at the grocery.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

241 calories; calories from fat 28%; fat 7.4g; saturated fat 1g; mono fat 3.6g; poly fat 2.1g; protein 16.7g; carbohydrates 29g; fiber 3.6g; cholesterol 39mg; iron 3.4mg; sodium 163mg; calcium 71mg.
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