Ribboned Melon & Chicken Salad


  • 10 oz (300 g) chicken tenders
  • 1/2 tbsp (7 mL) canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) black pepper
  • 1 pkg (5 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves (about 5 cups/1.25 L), washed and dried
  • 1/2   small cantaloupe (11/2-2 lbs/700 g-1 kg), seeded
  • 12 oz (350 g) fresh strawberries
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) fresh blueberries
  • 1   seedless cucumber
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) sugar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) water
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) dry mustard
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) salt


  1. Heat Grill Pan and Grill Press over medium heat 3-5 minutes. In small bowl, toss chicken with oil, salt and pepper. Place chicken in pan; cover with Grill Press. Cook 3-4 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Remove from pan; set aside.  

  2. Arrange spinach on serving platter. Leaving rind on, place melon flesh-down onto cutting board; slice into 8 wedges. Holding wedges by the rind, carefully shave fruit into ribbons with Serrated Peeler (see tip) to measure about 1½-2 cups (375 -500 mL).  

  3. Remove stems from strawberries. Slice with Egg Slicer Plus®; set aside. 

  4. For dressing, combine ingredients in Measure, Mix & Pour®; mix until blended. 

  5. Slice chicken into thin strips. Top spinach with melon ribbons, strawberries and blueberries. Cut cucumber crosswise into 3-in. (7.5-cm) pieces. Using Spiral & Slice, spiral cut cucumber over the top of salad. Snip longer ribbons with Professional Shears. Top with chicken and drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately. 


  • 4  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. Nutrients per serving: Calories 270, Total Fat 9 g, Saturated Fat 0.5 g, Cholesterol 40 mg, Sodium 460 mg, Carbohydrate 33 g, Fiber 6 g, Protein 20 g

U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving:

U.S Diabetic Exchanges per serving: 11/2 Fruit, 2 Vegetable, 2 Low-Fat Meat (11/2 Carb) 

Cook's Tips:

Use gentle pressure to shave the melon wedges from end to end. The edges of the Serrated Peeler glide through the melon to make beautiful ribbons! 


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