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Start-Your-Engine Salad

 Start-Your-Engine Salad
Darlis Wilfer of Phelps, Wisconsin contributes a sensational salad to our menu. Her sweet-and-sour carrot dressing perfectly complements a combination of lettuce, tomatoes and peppers.
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups torn salad greens
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Directions

  • For dressing, combine the first seven ingredients in a blender. Cover
  • and process until smooth. In a salad bowl, combine the greens,
  • peppers, Parmesan cheese and tomatoes. Drizzle with dressing and
  • toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 146 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 179 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.