Chopped Romaine Salad

Chopped Romaine Salad

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

This quick-and-easy chopped romaine salad is a great choice when you need to round out a meal.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup coarsely shredded carrot
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds, chopped walnuts, or pine nuts, lightly toasted (see Tip)
  • ⅔ cup desired low-calorie vinaigrette or salad dressing


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  1. In a large bowl toss together lettuce and basil. Divide among six serving plates. Top evenly with tomatoes, carrot, and almonds. Drizzle with vinaigrette or dressing.
  • Tip: To toast nuts, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.
  • Serve with Horseradish BBQ Topped Mini Meat Loaves and Warm Spiced Apples (see associated recipes).

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1½ cups
  • Per serving: 65 calories; 3 g fat(0 g sat); 2 g fiber; 8 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 94 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 5,895 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 39 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 197 mg sodium; 260 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (118% daily value), Folate (24% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 vegetable

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