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Crunchy Veggie Toss

 Crunchy Veggie Toss
Crisp carrots, green beans, water chestnuts, garbanzo beans and more combine with bottled dressing in this sensational salad. "I created this medley when I wanted something easy, delicious and healthy," relates Ronda Leuth of Le Claire, Iowa.
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling


  • 1 pound carrots, julienned
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen French-style green beans, thawed
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) bean sprouts, drained
  • 1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 bottle Italian salad dressing or vinegar and oil salad dressing


  • In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients; mix well. Add the
  • almonds and salad dressing; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for
  • 4 hours before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 3/4 cup serving (prepared with fat-free Italian dressing) equals 194 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 524 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.