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Summer Garden Salad

 Summer Garden Salad
Now’s the time to raid your garden and herb patch and put together this healthy salad. A touch of mint will make your mouth water.—Jessica Reyno-Joseph, Kissimmee, Florida
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh mint leaves, optional

Directions

  • Place tomato and cucumber in a small bowl; add the celery, olives,
  • onion, mint and parsley. Toss to combine.
  • In another small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and
  • pepper; pour over tomato mixture and toss to coat. Divide vegetables
  • between two plates; sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with mint leaves
  • if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 89 calories,

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Summer Garden Salad (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 197 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.