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
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 84
  • Calories from fat: 45%
  • Fat: 4.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.2g
  • Fiber: 3.8g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.1mg
  • Sodium: 123mg
  • Calcium: 47mg

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. 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.
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