Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mixed Salad Greens and Fruit with Fresh Strawberries

Serves: 4 (2 1/4 cups per serving)
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Strawberry Vinaigrette
2 cups whole strawberries, stemmed
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar

8 ounces mixed salad greens (about 8 cups)
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced (about 2 ounces)
11 ounce can mandarin oranges in water or light syrup, well drained
1 large pear, thinly sliced (about 8 ounces)
1 cup blueberries or quartered strawberries
3 Tbsp. sliced almonds, dry roasted (3/4 ounce)

In a food processor or blender, process vinaigrette ingredients until smooth. Arrange salad greens on a serving platter; drizzle with dressing. Top with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

Cooks Tip on Dry-Roasting Nuts: To bring out the flavor, roast nuts in an ungreased skillet over medium heat for 1 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, or in a shallow baking pan at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Watch carefully; the nuts can burn easily.

Nutrition Facts: (per serving)
Calories: 187
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 40 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Total Fat: 3 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sodium: 10 mg
Source: American Heart Association - Meals in Minutes Cookbook pg. 67

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