Fresh 'n Fruity Summer Salad

Fresh 'n Fruity Summer Salad


PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES


INGREDIENTS

  • package (6 ounces) ready-to-eat baby spinach or other greens, about 6 cups
  • cups bite-size pieces honeydew melon or cantaloupe
  • peaches or nectarines, pitted and cut into wedges
  • cup fresh blueberries or sliced strawberries
  • cup toasted sliced almonds

DRESSING:

  • jar (16 ounces) Sliced Pickled Beets, not drained
  • cup orange juice
  • tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil or
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • cup canola or vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

  1. For dressing, drain beets, reserving 1/4 cup liquid.  Set beets aside.  In small bowl, combine reserved beet liquid, orange juice, basil and pepper.  With wire whisk or fork, whisk in oil.  Set aside.
  2. For salad, arrange spinach, reserved beets, melon, peaches and berries on large platter.
  3. To serve, drizzle with dressing; toss lightly.  Sprinkle with almonds.  

Variation:  For a main dish salad, add cooked shrimp or grilled chicken breast.


NUTRTION INFORMATION

Per serving (1/8 of recipe): 220 calories; 2 g protein;  19 g carbohydrate; 16 g fat; 129 mg sodium; 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g dietary fiber; 1 mg iron; 0.04 mg thiamin; 2157 IU vitamin A; 22 mg vitamin C.