Curried Chicken Salad With Comice Pear and Pomegranate Seeds
Chunks of creamy comice pear contrast nicely with the crunch of cashews and pomegranate seeds. The salad can be composed a day or two in advance; for best flavor, add the nuts and pomegranate seeds just before serving.
1 cup low-fat mayonnaise
4 teaspoons curry powder
Freshly squeezed juice from 1 or 2 lemons (2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons homemade or store-bought chutney
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
4 cups (about 2 pounds) cooked, skinless white-meat chicken, cut into bite-size chunks
One 8-ounce comice pear, cored, then cut into 1/2-inch chunks
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup roasted cashews
3 tablespoons pomegranate arils (seeds)
Mix mayonnaise with curry powder, lemon juice, chutney and cilantro leaves in a medium bowl.
Combine the chicken and pear in a serving bowl. Add the mayonnaise mixture and toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with the cashews and pomegranate seeds. Makes 8 servings.
Source: Elinor Klivans.
Per serving (using unsalted cashews): 310 calories, 28 g protein, 14 g carbohydrates, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 360 mg sodium, 1 g dietary fiber, 7 g sugar.