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Mandarin Vegetable Medley

 Mandarin Vegetable Medley
This crisp refreshing salad sent in by Sandy D'Agostino of Murphy's, California is loaded with good-for-you ingredients and coated with a light honey-lemon dressing. "I serve it with grilled turkey or chicken," Sandy says.
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 1 can (15 ounces) whole baby corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • DRESSING:
  • 5 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  • In a large skillet, bring asparagus and broth to a boil. Reduce heat;
  • cover and simmer for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain;
  • immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  • In a large bowl, combine the peas, corn, oranges, water chestnuts,

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Mandarin Vegetable Medley (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • celery, onions and asparagus. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon
  • juice, oil, soy sauce, honey, mustard, garlic, pepper and salt. Pour
  • over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Sprinkle
  • with sesame seeds. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 106 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 432 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.