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Red Leaf Lettuce Side Salad March 2, 2012

Jamie says: It’s Friday and it’s Lent, which means no meat today. Sorry turkey pastrami, you’re going to have to wait until tomorrow…

Red Leaf Lettuce Side Salad

This makes a great side salad. I loved the vegetable/ fruit and nut combo- and that dressing is great, too!

Veggies, fruit, and protein- 3 food groups

Look how bright those greens are!

Dark green lettuce for more nutrients

And those tomatoes are beautiful! I learned that the variety Tasti-Lee was developed by my university, the University of Florida! Go Gators! I love Tasti-Lee tomatoes because they are thick, juicy, bright red, and less expensive than vine-ripened tomatoes.

Tasti-Lee tomatoes- developed by Gators!

Red Leaf Lettuce Side Salad

Ingredients:

  • 3 leaves red leaf lettuce
  • 1/4 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 tomato (Tasti-Lee)
  • 1 Tbsp raisins
  • 8 roasted and salted mini almonds (Wonderful)
  • 2 Tbsp Tropical Mango Extra Virgin Olive Oil Vinaigrette with omega-3 (Bolthouse Farms)
Directions:
  1. Tear lettuce and place in a bowl. Chop bell pepper and tomato into large bite-sized pieces; add to lettuce. Top with raisins, almonds and salad dressing. Enjoy!
  • Nutrition note: Go for the green! Darker colored leafy greens have more nutrients than the pale/light colored lettuce.
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