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Mojito Salad or Sandwich

shantihhh's picture
This "mojito taste" chicken salad or sandwich is simply a taste-thriller. It also would be fun in a wrap!
  Low fat mayonnaise 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Best Foods or Helman's)
  Grated lime zest 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  White sugar/1 paket of splenda 1 Teaspoon
  Serrano pepper 1 , minced with seeds
  Fresh mint 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), minced
  Lime juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Dark rum 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm), minced
  Boneless skinless chicken breasts 4 Pound, pounded thin
  Vidalia onion slices/Walla walla onions 4 (1/4 inches thick)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Tomato 1 Large, sliced
  Red lettuce 8 (tossed mixed baby greens from the garden)


In a small bowl combine the first six ingredients.

Whisk well, cover and chill.

In a heavy duty freezer bag combine the 1/4 cup fresh mint, 1/3 cup
lime juice, 1/3 dark rum, 1 t. cumin, and the minced garlic.

Seal bag and shake well.

Add the pounded chicken breasts. (Lightly pound or they will cook
too fast, or make slits in them instead of pounding)

Press out air and seal.

Marinate for 1 hour in the fridge.

Prepare grill. (We use charcoal for real grilled flavour)

Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade. (We basted the chicken
with the left over marinade)

Place the onion slices on the grill. (We used Barbecue grill

Grill for 4 minutes.

Place the chicken on grill.

Season with salt and pepper.

Grill for 4 to 5 minutes-don't overcook!

Turn chicken and onions.

Cook for another 4 to 5 minutes, or until chicken is done-it cooks
fast so don't over cook.

Remove chicken and onions from grill.

Cut rolls in half and grill for 1-2 minutes-just until toasted and
light brown. Be sure and use Cubano soft rolls.

To assemble-.
Spread chilled dressing on bottom halves of toasted rolls.

Top each with a chicken breast, then onion, tomato and lettuce.

Top with the toasted roll tops.

For a healthy choice as I have shown above-Also can be served atop a delicious salad.

I really recommend this packed with flavour recipe.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
A friend from Cuba, Pepe, sent me a recipe for a Cuban Mojito Sandwich. Well, I tweaked it a bit and turned it into a salad for me, and a sandwich for my husband. It is amazing-a real keeper recipe and healthy too.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 960 Calories from Fat 89

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.3%

Saturated Fat 2 g10.1%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 266.1 mg88.7%

Sodium 520.9 mg21.7%

Total Carbohydrates 93 g31%

Dietary Fiber 13.3 g53.2%

Sugars 38.8 g

Protein 118 g235.7%

Vitamin A 41.8% Vitamin C 151.6%

Calcium 32.5% Iron 24.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


sfehmi's picture
looks yummy
sfehmi's picture
looks yummy
s.durkee's picture
I've tried this and it is fantastic, especially on a HOT summer afternoon. Great salad even if you're not normally a salad fan!
s.durkee's picture
I've tried this and it is fantastic, especially on a HOT summer afternoon. Great salad even if you're not normally a salad fan!
Ganesh.Dutta's picture
delicious picture.....healthy recipe.......overall a mouthwatering posting!
The.Tortilla.Guy's picture
Being a Big Fan of Mojito's as you can see I will have to try this ......... I am going on a quest for the best Mojito shortly so stay tumed as I will being taking pictures on my search........Florida here I come The Tortilla Guy
syndhu's picture
Truly amazing recipe. Must try it...
shantihhh's picture
This is very tasty and so easy! My husband likes it as a sandwich and I love it as a salad so perfect to do both. Shanti/Mary-Anne
Snigdha's picture
This looks so delicious!..I can gobble almost any salad with chicken fajita strips in it!!!
shantihhh's picture
I made this favourite re3cipe again for Super Bowl perfect with a Mojito in a glass with beautiful fragrant mint. Shanti/Mary-Anne
Mojito Salad Or Sandwich Recipe