Red & Green Leaf Salad

Red & Green Leaf Salad Recipe

Yields: 4 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes


For the Salad:
2 cups red leaf lettuce
2 cups green leaf lettuce
1 carrot, shredded
2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup raw mushrooms, sliced

For the Dressing:
1 clove finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar

Cooking Instructions:

1. Wash the lettuce, pat dry and set aside.

2. Mix together the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl with a whisk or in a small food processor.

3. Toss the lettuce with the dressing and transfer the salad to 4 serving plates.  Garnish with shredded carrots, sliced mushrooms and tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving, about 1 cup Salad

Calories: 85 calories
Total Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Protein: 2 g
Total Carbohydrate: 13 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Sodium: 440 mg
Percent Calories from Fat: 35%
Percent Calories from Protein: 10%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate: 55%

Make it Fancy:

Add 2 tablespoons of crumbled goat cheese or 1 1/2 tablespoons of shredded Gruyere cheese.  Even though this will add more fat to your salad, it will also help add another layer to the flavor and the extra fat will help to keep you satiated longer.

Make it a Meal:

Add roughly cut or chopped lean, cooked chicken breast or turkey breast.  This will up your protein intake without adding a lot of extra fat.

Make it Creative:

When shopping for produce to make your salad, experiment with different salad greens.  Different greens offer different flavors- some sweeter, some more peppery, some more crisp and watery.

Don’t be afraid to mix and match.  You’ve got your different lettuces, collard greens, dandelion greens, kale, broccoli rabe, frisee, arugula and so many more!

The possibilities are endless!
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