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30 Days of Greens: Four Leaf Salad with Mint Vinaigrette

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Summer is finally around the corner, and after so much time stuck inside, who wants to hang around the stove to cook complicated recipes? Here, we'll share a new recipe every day that comes together easily, is diabetic-safe, anti-inflammatory, can be prepared with fresh seasonal vegetables, and is best eaten outdoors. Today's recipe is: 

Four Leaf Salad with Mint Vinaigrette

 Servings: 4
 Prep time: 

 8 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 leaves red leaf lettuce
  • leaves Boston lettuce
  • fresh spinach leaves, stems removed
  • ½ small head of curly endive
  • Tbs white wine vinegar
  • Tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • Tbs minced fresh mint
  • Tbs olive oil
  • strips of lemon zest for garnish (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash and dry the salad greens. Tear into bite-size pieces. Combine in a medium salad bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, lemon zest, and mint. Whisk in olive oil. Drizzle over greens and toss.
  3. Divide salad between 4 salad plates, and, if using, garnish each with strips of lemon zest.

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 88 calories (66% calories from fat), 2 g protein, 7 g total fat (1.0 g saturated fat), 6 g carbohydrate, 4 g dietary fiber, 0 cholesterol, 46 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (1 vegetable), 1 1/2 fat

 

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