Chicken, Kiwi and Avocado Salad

Chicken, Kiwi and Avocado Salad

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This light lunch salad is full of flavor and texture. Sweet kiwi, creamy avocado and spicy radishes combine with grilled chicken in a lime and basil flavored dressing.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 kiwifruits, peeled, halved and sliced
  • 1 medium avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup very thinly sliced watermelon radishes, halved, or regular radishes (see Tip)
  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese (chèvre) (optional)

Preparation

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  1. Lightly coat chicken with cooking spray; sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of the salt and ⅛ teaspoon of the pepper. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat 15 to 18 minutes or until done (165°F).
  2. Meanwhile, for dressing, whisk together lime juice, honey, olive oil, basil, mustard, minced garlic and the remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and ⅛ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Arrange the next spinach, kiwifruits, avocado slices and radishes on plates. Slice chicken and arrange on salads. If desired, top with cheese and additional basil. Drizzle with dressing.
  • Tip: To quickly and evenly slice radishes, use a mandolin slicer.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1¼ cups salad, 3½ ounces cooked chicken and 1 tablespoon dressing
  • Per serving: 304 calories; 12 g fat(2 g sat); 6 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 29 g protein; 66 mcg folate; 83 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 3,972 IU vitamin A; 95 mg vitamin C; 102 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 401 mg sodium; 769 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (158% daily value), Vitamin A (79% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean protein, 1 fat, 1 fruit, ½ starch

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