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Healthy Italian Market Salad

"I found a recipe in the newspaper that sounded great, but the ingredients were too high in fat for us," writes Karen Schmidt of Plymouth, Wisconsin. "So I adapted it and created this salad with good-for-you ingredients like brown rice and turkey pepperoni."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    9 servings


  • 2 cups cooked brown rice, cooled
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 4 ounces sliced turkey pepperoni, quartered
  • 1/2 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 199 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 612mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 13g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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