Healthy Recipes

Big Bowl Salad

Strawberry Vinaigrette tops this tangy salad.

Big Bowl Salad
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Ingredients: 

Dressing
1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and cut in half
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad
12 cups mixed greens, (baby greens, spinach, arugula, romaine, etc.), rinsed and dried
1 cup fresh cranberry beans or cooked white navy beans
2 large carrots, ribboned
1½ cups raw broccoli florets
2 cups chopped red bell peppers
1 cup freshly shucked corn (about 2 ears)
1 cup sugar snap peas, blanched, shocked, and cut in half on the bias
1 cup chopped tomato (1 large or 2 medium tomatoes)
8 large strawberries, halved
4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Directions: 

  • To make dressing: Puree 1 cup strawberries in blender, then strain through fine sieve, reserving liquid. This should yield ½ cup strawberry juice.

  • Place strawberry juice, vinegar, and olive oil in blender and blend. Refrigerate dressing until ready to use.

  • Place greens, beans, and cut veggies in large salad bowl.

  • Add dressing and toss until vegetables are evenly coated.

  • Divide salad among 4 plates and top each with 1 ounce crumbled feta and 4 strawberry halves.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 405 calories, 21 g fat (6 g saturated), 44 g carbohydrates, 15 g protein, 13 g fiber, 674 mg sodium (28% Daily Value).

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