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Spicy Crunchy Veggies

 Spicy Crunchy Veggies
This simple salad offers a lot of crunch and plenty of spice. I like topping it off with ranch-flavored almonds instead of toasting them myself.
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1/4 cup julienned carrot
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 ounces reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free spicy seasoning blend
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Stir in cheese.
  • In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, seasoning blend and
  • salt. Stir into vegetable mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at
  • least 1 hour. Just before serving, sprinkle with almonds. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 87 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 281 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.