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Start-Your-Engine Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8-10 servings

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.


  • 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


  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 146 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 179mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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