Wondering what sort of salad might make a splash at your next dinner party? This colorful, sweet, crunchy and heart-healthy salad fits the bill. (Have leftovers? Add sliced chicken breast or other proteins to make it a complete meal.)
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1 Granny Smith apple, rinsed and sliced thinly (with skin)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
5 cups mixed greens (or your favorite lettuce), rinsed and dried
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/3 cup raspberry vinaigrette dressing
- Sprinkle lemon juice on the apple slices.
- Mix the lettuce, cranberries, apple, walnuts and sunflower seeds in a bowl.
- Toss with raspberry vinaigrette dressing to lightly cover the salad, and serve.
Nutrition information (per serving)
Makes 6 servings
Total fat: 7 g
Saturated fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 41 mg
Total fiber: 3 g
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrate: 19 g
— Recipe courtesy of Keep the Beat: Delicious Healthy Eating from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.