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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Light & Tasty Summer Salad- Cilantro Chicken Salad


When is gets hot I am in the mood for salads that are light to the taste but packed with flavor. I tried out a recipe for Cilantro Chicken Salad I found on online. It serves 4 and has 230 calories per serving. I paired it with Rosemary Cheddar Cornbread muffins (113 cal) to complete the menu for a total of 343 calories for the meal.

The chicken salad was delicious! It was light and very flavorful. The dressing was lime juice and olive oil and anchovy paste with lots of goodies thrown in like cilantro, garlic, shallots  with some salt and pepper. It does call for 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. I substituted Agave. The chicken is poached in broth with a little soy sauce and lime zest....couldn't be easier. I served the chicken salad on top of shredded Romaine lettuce. It was a big hit and a definite repeat. This recipe would be great for lunch and would be well received with friends.