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Mar 15

Healthy Eats Recipe - Mediterranean Chicken Salad

Posted on March 15, 2017 at 11:41 AM by Doug Bolnick


Our March Healthy Eats recipe presents another quick and easy-to-prepare treat for you and your family to enjoy. Pesto, spinach, citrus and pita combine to give our Mediterranean Chicken Salad a fresh flavor that reminds you of a seaside escape.

 Mediterranean Chicken Salad clip

1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise
3 tablespoons of pesto
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken
1/2 cup grated carrot (about one medium carrot)
4 mini whole-wheat pita rounds, split
1 cup baby spinach leaves

  1. Combine mayonnaise, pesto, lemon juice and pepper in a medium bowl. Whisk until well-blended.
  2. Add chicken and grated carrots. Stir to combine ingredients and cover with dressing.
  3. Place spinach and chicken salad into pita rounds. Serve cold.

Recipe makes four sandwiches. Each serving is one sandwich and contains:

297 calories
26 grams protein
19 grams carbohydrates
12 grams fat
65 milligrams cholesterol
415 milligrams sodium
3 grams fiber

Recipe courtesy of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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