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Fruit and Vegetable Salad Supreme

fruit-veggie-salad Photo: Leigh Beisch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound asparagus spears, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups thinly sliced carrot
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup light balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled goat or feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted

Preparation


1. Bring a large saucepan filled with water to a boil. Prepare a bowl of ice water. Add asparagus and carrot to boiling water. Remove after 2 minutes, or when color has brightened; drain and plunge into ice water. Drain, and pat dry.

2. Combine salad greens, strawberries, and vegetables. Add dressing; toss well before serving. Top with cheese and pecans.


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  • Start your shower or dinner party with a crisp, fragrant green salad. The rich ingredients in this must-have salad recipe make it a go-to for any gathering on your calendar.
  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 2 3/4 cups)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 227
Fat per serving: 15g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 4g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 7g
Carbohydrate per serving: 19g
Fiber per serving: 6g
Cholesterol per serving: 15mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 478mg
Calcium per serving: 132mg

Good to Know

Get your fill of, well, everything with the salad supreme. This dish is rich in protein, fiber, healthy unsaturated fats, antioxidants and vitamin C. The combination of fruits and vegetables make it a great way to satisfy a good portion of your daily nutrient needs.

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