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Smoked Chicken And Melon Salad

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Smoked Chicken And Melon Salad


  • 1 whole smoked chicken
  • ½ rock melon, diced
  • ½ honeydew melon, diced
  • 4-6 small juicy tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cup basil leaves
  • cos lettuce

Lime, Ginger and Basil dressing

  • ½ cup virgin olive oil
  • 3 tblsp white wine or cider vinegar
  • juice and grated rind 1 lime
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tblsp finely chopped basil


  1. Pull the meat from the bones of the chicken and cut into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Dice the rock melon and honeydew melon and place in a bowl with the smoked chicken and tomatoes.
  3. Shake together the oil, vinegar, lime rind, ginger and chopped basil with a good seasoning of salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Toss through the salad with the basil leaves. Serve on cos lettuce-lined plates.

Cooks Tips

For a citrus alternative, use 2 oranges and 1 ruby grapefruit in place of the melon, all peeled and segmented. You could also swap the olive oil for lemon-scented olive oil and the basil for mint.

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