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Chicken, Pear, and Parmesan Salad

August 5, 2010

Chicken, Pear, and Parmesan Salad

2 tablespoons cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
5 cups torn fresh spinach leaves
2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken breast
2 pears, cored and cut into cubes
1/2 of a small red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved

1. In a small screw-top jar combine vinegar, oil, honey, salt, and pepper. Cover and shake well.

2. In a large salad bowl combine greens, chicken, pears, onion, and, cranberries. Drizzle dressing over salad, tossing to coat evenly. Top with cheese. Makes 4 (about 2-1/2 cup) servings

Easy version: Omit vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper; use 1/3 cup bottled light balsamic salad dressing instead; use a 5-ounce package baby spinach leaves; use refrigerated or frozen chopped cooked chicken and pre-shredded Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

* Servings: 4 (about 2-1/2 cup) servings
* Calories 306
* Total Fat (g) 11
* Saturated Fat (g) 3
* Monounsaturated Fat (g) 6
* Polyunsaturated Fat (g) 1
* Cholesterol (mg) 64
* Sodium (mg) 343
* Carbohydrate (g) 26
* Total Sugar (g) 18
* Fiber (g) 4
* Protein (g) 26
* Vitamin A (DV%) 0
* Vitamin C (DV%) 25
* Calcium (DV%) 14
* Iron (DV%) 12
Diabetic Exchanges
* Fruit (d.e.) 1.5
* Vegetables (d.e.) 1
* Lean Meat (d.e.) 3.5
* Fat (d.e.) 1

Source: Diabetic Living

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One Comment leave one →
  1. August 5, 2010 5:59 am

    This is my kind of salad!

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