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Doesn’t this salad spell S-U-M-M-E-R?

This recipe from the timely new book, The Plant-Powered Diet, can help you not only meet your daily fruit, vegetable, and lean protein quota, but do it in a fresh way because of the addition of mache lettuce (also known as corn salad, or lamb’s lettuce). Here’s what author Sharon Palmer, RD, has to say about it.

“Tender mache lettuce is the backdrop for this fruity salad that offers yet another way to highlight luscious strawberries—rich in sweet flavor and antioxidants—during their spring through summer harvest.  This colorful salad is pretty enough for a buffet or holiday meal, yet it can also grace your lunch box or dinner table just as easily.” 

Makes 4 servings (about 1 ½ cups each)

Ingredients:

4 cups packed mache greens

1 ½ cups sliced fresh strawberries

2 tablespoons sliced red onion

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1 ½ tablespoons orange juice

1 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

¼ teaspoon black pepper

2 tablespoons chopped Brazil nuts

Instructions:

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine mache, fresh strawberries, red onion, and fresh basil.
  2. In a small dish, whisk together blueberry juice, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, and black pepper.
  3. Toss the salad with the dressing.  Garnish the salad with Brazil nuts and serve it immediately.

Note:  Mache, also called lamb’s lettuce, is grown in California and may be available at many supermarkets.  If you can’t find it in your supermarket, substitute any other tender lettuce green, such as butter lettuce or mesclun mixed greens.

Nutrition Information per serving:

Calories: 87

Fat:  7 g

Saturated Fat: 1 g

Sodium:  4 mg

Carbohydrate:  7 g

Fiber:  2 g

Protein:  2 g

Source: The Plant-Powered Diet (The Experiment, 2012) by Sharon Palmer, RD.

 

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