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Citrus Tossed Salad and Vinaigrette Dressings

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 6


    • 6 torn mixed salad greens
    • 3 oranges or 2 grapefruit, peeled, sectioned, and seeded
    • 1 1/2 cups peeled jicama, cut into thin strips
    • 1 medium red onion, sliced and separated into rings
    • 1/3 cup vinaigrette (see below)
    • Basic Vinaigrette:
    • 3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
    • 1/4 cup vinegar
    • 2 Tbsp olive oil
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • Optional Vinaigrette ingredients:
    • 1 medium clove garlic
    • 1/2 tsp grated gingerroot
    • 1 tsp snipped fresh thyme or basil, or 1/4 tsp dried thyme or crushed basil


Choose from four fabulous flavors of vinaigrette to add a gourmet touch to this salad. Because orange juice concentrate replaces part of the oil included in a vinaigrette, these vinaigrettes have only 2 g of fat and 34 calories per Tbsp instead of 6 g of fat and calories.

In a large salad bowl combine torn mixed greens, orange or grapefruit sections, jicama, and onion rings. Drizzle with the vinaigrette of your choice (see below); toss. Serve at once.

Citrus Vinaigrette:

In a screw-top jar, combine basic vinaigrette ingredients. Shake well to mix. Cover and chill for up to 1 week. Before using, let stand at room temperature about 15 minutes, then shake well. Makes 1 1/2 cups dressing.

Garlic-Citrus Vinaigrette:

To 1/3 cup Citrus Vinaigrette, add 1 medium clove garlic, crushed.

Ginger-Citrus Vinaigrette:

To 1/3 cup Citrus Vinaigrette, add 1/2 tsp grated gingerroot.

Herb-Citrus Vinaigrette:

To 1/3 cup Citrus Vinaigrette, add 1 tsp snipped fresh thyme or basil or 1/4 tsp. dried thyme or basil crushed.

Nutrition Facts
Citrus Tossed Salad and Vinaigrette Dressings 
Serving Size 1/6 of recipe
Amount Per Serving 
Calories 61 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value (DV)* 
Total Fat 0g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 17mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 0%
Dietary Fiber 5g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.
Diabetic Exchange**
Carbohydrates 0
Meat 0
Fruit 1
Vegetable 1
Milk 0
Fat 1
Other 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore, partial exchanges are not included.

Reproduced from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Used with permission.
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