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Flamboyant Flamenco Summer Salad

I came up with this salad simply by choosing the best-looking vegetables at a local farmers market—the colors are so beautiful! Turn it into a full vegetarian meal by adding roasted garbanzo beans or cooked white beans. —Crystal Schlueter, Babbitt, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 medium rainbow carrots
  • 4 medium blood oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium fresh beet, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium watermelon radish, thinly sliced
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinaigrette
  • 4 cups torn leaf lettuce
  • 1/4 cup shaved Manchego or Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Using a vegetable peeler, shave carrots lengthwise into very thin slices; place in a large bowl. Add oranges, red onion, beet, radishes, pistachios, tomatoes, capers, salt and pepper. Drizzle with vinaigrette; lightly toss to coat. Arrange lettuce on a platter; top with vegetable mixture. Top with cheese.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This is a versatile salad, so go ahead and substitute your favorite veggies or whatever good stuff your garden is producing.
  • Can't find blood oranges? Use regular oranges or grapefruit.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cup: 103 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 203mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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