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Mesclun with Berries and Sweet Spiced Almonds

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Hayden Patton
Yield 6 servings
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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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