Citrus Tossed Salad and Vinaigrette Dressings

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Citrus Tossed Salad and Vinaigrette Dressings

Recipe Summary

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Number of servings: 6

Ingredients

    • 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

Directions

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.



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