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Healthy Salads

Recipe: Fun & Easy Healthy Salads

Try this easy heart-healthy salad recipe.

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Prep time: 10 minutes

Serves 4-6

Salad Ingredients

  • 10 ounces Spring Mix salad, butter lettuce or spinach
  • 1 apple, pear or orange
  • 1/3 cup toasted pecans, walnuts, almonds or pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries, raisins or fresh pomegranate perils
  • Feta, gorgonzola or goat cheese (optional)

Dressing Ingredients (makes ½ cup)

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Arrange lettuce on four chilled plates.
  2. Place fans of apple, pear, or orange slices on lettuce.
  3. Sprinkle with cranberries, raisins, or pomegranate perils.
  4. Sprinkle with nuts.
  5. Crumble cheese evenly on top, if desired.
  6. Drizzle the dressing sparingly over the salad and serve at once.

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