Here is a simple summer salad in it’s own bowl. I enjoy the fresh, crunchy tastes as well as the presentation.
Chicken Honeydew Salad
Ingredients – serves two hearty appetites.
!/3 cup mayonnaise.
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
1 -1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped or shredded
1/3 cups chopped pecans
1 cup small melon balls
1 -2 green onions sliced.
salt and pepper
Lightly toss all ingredients together.
Place in hollowed out melon bowl.
Toasting the pecans and adding them on top improves the crunch.
I have not yet tried this salad with other melons, but I will use cantaloupe next.
For more color try adding dried cranberries or green and red grapes.
I use light (Hellman’s) mayo for this one.
Prepare extra chicken the night before and chill. I find broiling or roasting, grill or oven, gives it more flavor than poaching.
If served with a crisp white wine, this becomes an elegant lunch or first course for dinner.
Best of all, no clean up, just toss the natural bowl. Great for a picnic or patio, keep chilled.