• 340g Romaine lettuce hearts
  • 200g pitted Northwest fresh sweet cherries
  • 400g chicken breast
  • 3 slices of day old bread
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp grated lime peel
  • 1 tsp coarse black pepper


  1. 1

    In a small pan over medium heat, bring 500ml of water to a boil, then simmer and poach the chicken breasts.

  2. 2

    Remove the chicken from the pan, cool, then slice in cubes around 3cm x 2cm x 3cm. 

  3. 3

    Toss lettuce, cherries, chicken and croutons in a large salad bowl.  Just before serving, pour Lime Dressing over salad, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and toss lightly.

Easy parmesan croutons

  1. 1

    Cut 3 slices day-old bread into 1cm cubes.  Toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese.  Heat in a nonstick skillet over medium heat 3 to 4 or until golden brown; stir frequently.  

Lime dressing

  1. 1

    Combine 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 1 small clove crushed garlic, ¾ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon grated lime peel and ¼ teaspoon freshly ground coarse black pepper.

  2. 2

    Beat in ⅓ cup olive oil until blended.  Remove garlic clove before pouring over salad.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1758kj 420kcal 21%
  • Fat 22.1g 32%
  • Saturates 4.0g 20%
  • Sugars 8.5g 9%
  • Salt 0.15g 3%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 653kj/156kcal

Each serving provides

17.0g carbohydrate 3.1g fibre 37.2g protein

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