Red & Green Salad with Toasted Almonds Recipe
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
- 1/2 cup grapeseed or canola oil
- 2 heads Boston or Bibb lettuce, torn
- 1 head red leaf lettuce
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
- 2 celery ribs, sliced
- 1 cup sliced English cucumber
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- 1. In a small bowl, whisk the first seven ingredients. Gradually whisk in grapeseed oil until blended.
- 2. In a large bowl, combine lettuces, red pepper, celery, cucumber, peas and tomatoes. Just before serving, pour dressing over salad and toss to coat. Sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 12 servings (1-1/3 cups each).
1-1/3 cups equals 168 calories, 14 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 1 vegetable.
Reviews for Red & Green Salad with Toasted Almonds
"Very tasty salad - and pretty, too! The crunch of the almonds adds another layer of flavor, and the dressing goes perfectly with it."
"Yum! The dressing was also great tossed over rice and steamed veggies."