Sure, salads are good for you, but it’s easy to get tired of having the same garden salad every day. Try this colorful recipe to mix things up — it showcases omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants, which support good eye health. The orange juice dressing lends sweetness to the salad, while the broccoli and sunflower seeds create texture for a recipe sure to please every salad connoisseur.
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- 1 cup broccoli florets
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 1 cup shredded carrot
- 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 3 tbsp sunflower seeds (unsalted)
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/2 cup mandarin oranges, canned in juice
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- Black pepper, to taste
- Combine carrot, broccoli, onion, bell pepper, sunflower seeds, walnuts, and oranges in a large bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients.
- Pour dressing into salad. Mix well. Let chill for at least 1 hour to let flavors combine. Serve chilled.
Makes 4 servings
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 13 g
Dietary fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 6 g
Total fat: 12 g
Saturated fat: 1.5 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 60 mg
— Recipe provided by Digestive Disease Health Team dietitians.