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Mixed Greens with Fruit

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 25 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 12 servings
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This salad´s sweet and tangy dressing has delicious flavor but no fat. Try it on other fruit salads, too.

Ingredients

Dressing

1 1/4
cups water
4
teaspoons cornstarch
1
cup seedless raspberry jam
1/3
cup red wine vinegar
1
tablespoon sugar

Salad

10
cups torn mixed greens (such as endive, red leaf and iceberg)
1
cup finely chopped red onions
4
cups sliced fresh strawberries
3
(11-oz.) cans mandarin orange segments, well drained
1/2
cup sliced almonds, toasted*

Steps

  • 1 In small saucepan, combine water and cornstarch with wire whisk until well mixed. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add jam, vinegar and sugar; beat until smooth. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 Just before serving, on large serving platter, arrange mixed greens; sprinkle onions over top. Place strawberries and orange segments evenly over onions. Drizzle dressing over salad; sprinkle with almonds.
  • 1 In small saucepan, combine water and cornstarch with wire whisk until well mixed. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add jam, vinegar and sugar; beat until smooth. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 Just before serving, on large serving platter, arrange mixed greens; sprinkle onions over top. Place strawberries and orange segments evenly over onions. Drizzle dressing over salad; sprinkle with almonds.

Expert Tips

* To toast almonds, spread on foil-lined cookie sheet; bake at 375°F. for 4 to 7 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring occasionally. Or place almonds in small nonstick skillet; cook over medium-high heat until light golden brown, stirring frequently.

• If sogginess is a potential problem, pack the dressing separately from salad ingredients, Toss them together at the party just before serving. • Write your name on a strip of masking tape and stick it to the bottom of your containers and dishes for easy identification and retrieval. • Transport items in a large roasting pan with handles or a sturdy shopping bag. • Place a dinner plate on top of a bowl or pie dish to create a sturdy, flat surface for stacking. • Check with the party-giver about bringing serving dishes and utensils.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
25
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
20mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
20g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
70%
70%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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