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Hazelnut Vegetable Salad

 Hazelnut Vegetable Salad
A tart lemon-pepper dressing accents this colorful vegetable combination. Mom doesn’t always add the asparagus spears, but I think the steamed stalks make it twice as good.—Emma Rea, Columbia, South Carolina
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 2 celery ribs, julienned
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 8 asparagus spears, cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts

Directions

  • For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. In a
  • large bowl, combine the mushrooms, red pepper, celery and chives.
  • Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving.
  • Place lettuce on salad plates; top with asparagus and mushroom
  • mixture. Sprinkle with hazelnuts. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 186 calories, 16 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 172 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber,

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Hazelnut Vegetable Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 2 vegetable.