Mesclun with Berries and Sweet Spiced Almonds

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Hayden Patton
Raspberries add bright color and several good-for-you nutrients like fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C. Almonds are a good source of vitamin E and monounsaturated fats. Chives, members of the onion family, add phenols and flavonoids.

Yield:

6 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 84
Caloriesfromfat 45 %
Fat 4.2 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 2.4 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 11.2 g
Fiber 3.8 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 123 mg
Calcium 47 mg

Ingredients

5 cups gourmet salad greens
1 3/4 cups raspberries (about 1 [6-ounce] container)
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
3 tablespoons champagne or white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon country-style Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon canola oil
6 tablespoons Sweet Spiced Almonds

Preparation

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine vinegar and next 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle vinegar mixture over lettuce mixture; toss gently to coat. Arrange 1 cup salad on each of 6 plates; top each serving with 1 tablespoon Sweet Spiced Almonds.

Note:

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Maureen Callahan,

May 2008