As we look forward to the weather to warm up, this salad is just as pretty as it is delicious. Enliven a salad with strawberry and kiwi to add vivid colors and taste — toss with a light flavorful vinaigrette and your salad makes a statement! Not all salads are diabetic-friendly but this salad hits the spot with the perfect balance of refreshing fruit complemented with a delectably light raspberry Dijon dressing making it a great diabetic option. This gluten-free recipe is rich in berries, kiwi and mixed greens chocked full of antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. You know you are eating with nutrition when you choose foods with a variety color! Remember, to select vibrant colored greens for the most nutrition. Check out these creative simple salads that pack flavor and nutrition.
Strawberry and Kiwi Mixed Green Salad from Eating Well To Fight Arthritis
Makes 6 - 8 servings
8 cups mixed greens (Bibb, red leaf, spinach)
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 green onion, chopped
1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup canola oil
Spiced walnuts, optional
1. In large bowl, mix together greens, strawberries and kiwi.
2. In small bowl, whisk together sesame seeds, green onion, vinegar, Dijon mustard, and oil. Refrigerate vinaigrette until ready to use.
3. When ready to toss salad, add dressing gradually, serve immediately.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 106, Calories from fat 65%, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 42mg, Carbohydrate 8g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 4g, Protein 2g, Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1 1/2 fat
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