Polynesian Salad – #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone, Today I have for you a salad that I had at the Grand Lux Cafe in Las Vegas.  I just fell in love with this salad and I had to re-create it at home!  The only problem was I never got to taste the dressing at the restaurant because the waitress brought me balsamic and this is supposed to come with a pineapple apricot dressing.  But I am pretty happy with my dressing that I made for the salad.

Polynesian Salad

The salad is light with a wonderful tropical flair!  It’s filled with mango, jicama, cucumber, red onions, snap peas, sweet bell pepper, chicken and served on a bed of mixed greens and cabbage.  Look at the pretty colors!

Polynesian Salad

The dressing is light, sweet and a little savory.  I made it using fresh pineapple, freshly squeezed orange juice, garlic, dijon mustard and rice vinegar.  I placed all of the ingredients in a blender and out came this wonderful little dressing that doesn’t contain oil.  After my trip I need to cut back on the fat wherever I can!  Even though olive oil is a healthy oil!!

Polynesian Salad

I love that this week with Sunday Supper that we had to make skinny dishes!  You know this topic is right up my alley!!!  I really debated on what to make, and all I could think about was this salad.  I think this time of year we could use a light, tropical dish!!  I am so ready for spring!

Polynesian Salad

Polynesian Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 Big Plates

Serving Size: 1 Big Plate & 1/2 the dressing

Polynesian Salad

A sweet, light tropical salad made with chicken, mangoes, snap peas and served on a bed of mixed greens and cabbage, topped with a sweet and savory pineapple vinaigrette.

Ingredients

  1. 8 oz chicken, skinless, boneless,cooked, diced
  2. 4 cups mixed salad greens
  3. 2 cups cabbage, shredded
  4. 2/3 cup sweet bell pepper, diced
  5. 4 tbsp. red onion, diced
  6. 2/3 cup jicama, peeled, diced
  7. 2/3 cup snap peas, diced
  8. 2/3 cup mango, peeled, diced
  9. 2/3 cup cucumber, diced
  10. Dressing:
  11. 1/4 freshly squeezed orange juice
  12. 1/4 cup pineapple
  13. 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  14. 1 tsp. garlic. minced
  15. 1 tsp. dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. In a blender add all the ingredients for the dressing and process until smooth.
  2. One two plates; divide all of the salad ingredients and top with dressing.

Notes

Calories per plate including the dressing: 299, Fat: 2.7, Cholesterol: 65, Sodium: 706, Potassium: 591, Carbs: 41, Fiber: 19.2, Sugar: 12.6, Protein: 31

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Polynesian Salad

Wow, just after I looked at the nutritional stats, I can’t believe all of the fiber and protein in this salad!  What a great and healthy salad!!   So glad I decided to re-create this one!!  I know I’ll be placing this salad on my weekly rotations!  This salad will be perfect for lunches this week! Make sure you check out what everyone else is serving at the Sunday Supper!  I can’t wait to see what skinny dishes everyone comes up with! Have a great rest of the weekend! Toodles, Jennifer

Polynesian Salad

There’s something for everyone. This week’s line up of recipes is overflowing with delicious skinny versions of appetizers and soup, desserts and sides and of course we couldn’t forget the main dish. There’s a even a few skinny comfort foods which is always a good thing when you’re looking for a low calorie heart warming, comfort meal. Just take a look at what’s coming this week ! Sizzling Skinny Appetizers & Soups

 Healthy Skinny Mains & Sides

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Wine Pairing Recommendations for Skinny Sunday Supper by ENOFYLZ Wine Blog Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter each Sunday. We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. This week we will be sharing out special skinnified recipes! Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET and you do not want to miss out on the fun. Follow the #SundaySupper hash tag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. Check out our #SundaySupper Pinterest board for more fabulous recipes and food photos. Join us Around the Family Table this Sunday at 7pm Eastern Time and share your favorite healthy recipes with us!

Comments

  1. Mmmmm, love the sound of this healthy salad!

  2. Looks wonderful! I love how bright and skinny this salad looks. Great job!

  3. Beautiful colors, beautiful salad, beautiful photography! Love that you are part of the #SundaySupper team!

  4. This is SO pretty…and how refreshing! I have some fabulous cranberry-pear white balsamic and blood orange olive oil that I picked up last weekend…this salad would be great for pairing with a vinaigrette made with that combo!

  5. I love the colors! This looks amazing and fresh tasting. Thank you for sharing!!

  6. The colors in your salad are gorgeous, but the vinaigrette, I´m in love! I imagine it as a marinade for chicken too. Wonderful!

  7. Love the salad and the dressing !! Beautiful. Wish I could eat off your page :) So glad you could join #SundaySupper this week !!

  8. Gorgeous salad! The dressing sounds yummy too!

  9. So colorful! Love that the dressing has pineapple in it.

  10. What beautiful colors. One can never go wrong with fresh chopped salad.

  11. I agree – the colors in your salad are absolutely beautiful! It sounds like a great mix. Yum!

  12. Mmmm…this makes me want to have a fork in one hand…and an umbrella drink in the other. :)

  13. What a wonderful and colorful salad. I love homemade dressing and I certainly want to try yours. Sounds delicious.

  14. Your salad is super pretty! It’s like a flower garden in a bowl =) Bravo, too, for your tasty sounding dressing.

  15. What a rainbow of colors in that lovely salad. Love how the dressing doesn’t have oil in it, yet remains so flavorful, too.

  16. This is such a gorgeous salad. It reminds me of Hawaii, so I love it and you right now.

  17. This salad looks and sounds wonderful! What a great way to bring some colorful foods into big salad!

  18. Great looking salad Jennifer. I’m pinning this!

  19. Those are some extraordinary colors and flavors you’ve got there! I love this. Everything about it. Pinning it in my Recipes to Try board!

  20. What a great idea for a salad. Yum!
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  21. I love the mango in here along with the jicama and your dressing sounds fantastic!!!Yumm….
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  22. A delicious combination of flavour and texture! Especially jicama, I love it

  23. Talk about a refreshing salad. I love adding jicama to my salads.
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  24. oh, I love this! so vibrant and colorful!! yum!
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  25. Jennifer, this is an amazing salad. I love how vibrant the colours are. I wish I were eating this right now on a beach, washed down with a tropical drink and cabana boys fanning me ;)

  26. Wow, the color is amazing! SUPER inviting! I’d love to make this! We have some awesome recipes this week!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

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  27. Bummer that you got the wrong dressing at the restaurant. Sounds like you were able to create something really yummy none the less. I just curated this on the Entertaining sub-channel on Bliss.com. I know it’s something I would make for guests, served some Hawaiin sweet roll. Yum! Thanks for a great recipe.

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