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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Hayden Patton Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Hayden Patton

Summer's Best Garden Salad

Adding five vegetables and one fruit—avocado—to the romaine lettuce rounds out the nutrition in this side dish salad.

Cooking Light MAY 2008

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup salad and 4 teaspoons avocado)

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
  • 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup yellow pear tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup chopped peeled cucumber
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped orange bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 small yellow squash, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped avocado

Preparation

1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Gradually add oil, stirring with a whisk.

2. Combine lettuce and the next 6 ingredients (through squash) in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over lettuce mixture, and toss gently to coat. Top with avocado.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 64
  • Calories from fat: 52%
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.5g
  • Protein: 1.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 7.8g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.9mg
  • Sodium: 123mg
  • Calcium: 28mg
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