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Colorful Fruit-and-Greens Salad

Mesclun in Colorful Fruit-and-Greens Salad

Carrot Raisin Salad - healthful goodness! Carrots are nutritional heroes, they store a gold mine of nutrients. No other vegetable or fruit contains as much carotene as carrots, which the body converts to vitamin A.

Raisins are low in fat and sodium, but high in carbohydrates for a quick pick-me-up snack. 1/4 cup of dried uncooked raisins provides 1 serving from the fruit group of the Food Guide Pyramid.

Ingredients

3/4 cup fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or champagne vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Pinch salt 4 cups mixed salad greens, such as mesclun
1 orange, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup fresh fennel, diced
1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
1 apple or pear, cored and chopped

Directions

In a large salad bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients (orange juice through pinch salt).

Add salad greens and toss.

Arrange fruit and fennel on top of greens and serve.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 4 servings.
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories: 95; Total Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 74mg; Carbohydrates: 17g; Protein: 1g; Fiber: 4g

Did You Know?

In Southern folk medicine, folk practitioners used fennel for its assumed positive effects on the stomach (Moss 1999). Fennel was used for colic in infants and for gas and indigestion.

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