|Add the first review|
About this recipe: Capture the spirit of summer with this refreshing mix of sweet melon, salad greens, chicken and citrus, spiked with green chilli. It's healthy, carefree eating at its best.
*Other lean meat – turkey breast, pork fillet or beef steak – can replace the chicken.
*For a dish with less heat, omit the chilli and use 1 tsp mild chilli powder. Use half in the marinade for the chicken and half in the salsa.
*Add 150g (5½oz) pineapple chunks (fresh or canned in its own juice) to the salsa.
*Serve over torn romaine or cos lettuce leaves instead of mixed salad leaves.
*Orange-fleshed melons, such as cantaloupe or Charentais, are an excellent source of betacarotene, a powerful antioxidant that has anti- carcinogenic properties.
*Chillies have ample amounts of vitamin C – more than sweet peppers do. Capsaicin, the chemical that causes the heat, is also very healthy.