Chicken Salad With Nectarines in Mint Vinaigrette

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by CaliforniaJan

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. From Cooking Light Magazine, May 2004.

Top Review by WiGal

Definitely more than a 5 star salad! I did use a tad less sugar- 3 tablespoons. I REALLY liked this a lot! Vibrant flavors. And what a nice way to leftover chicken. My picture was taken before mixing the dressing into the chicken mixture, so it doesn't look exactly right. Thanks for a keeper. Made for Unrulies Under the Influence during Greece ZWT6.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Note: In a pinch, substitute fresh melon for the nectarines. Look for chopped peeled melon in the produce section at the grocery. Cooking time is for the chicken.

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