Fresh radishes add peppery heat and crunch to spring salads.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup thinly sliced radishes
1/2 cup shredded carrot
1 (5-ounce) package mixed baby greens
How to Make It
Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add radishes, carrot, and mixed baby greens just before serving; toss.
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Buttermilk-Herb Dressing: Combine 3 tablespoons buttermilk, 2 tablespoons light sour cream, 1 tablespoon chopped dill, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Combine 1 cup thinly sliced radishes, 1/2 cup diagonally sliced sugar snap peas, and 5 ounces mixed greens; drizzle with dressing. Top with 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds. Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups) CALORIES 44; FAT 7g (sat 7g); SODIUM 127mg
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