Contest-Winning Garden State Salad
New Jersey is the Garden State, so I enjoy preparing this vegetable salad using some of my state’s best products.
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling
- 3 tablespoons cranberry juice
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, shredded
- 2 medium carrots, shredded
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
- 1 small cucumber, sliced
- In a small bowl, whisk the first nine ingredients. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, carrots, celery, onions, tomatoes and cucumber. Just before serving, whisk dressing and pour over salad; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 116 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.
Originally published as New Jersey Garden State Salad in Country February/March 2007