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Fresh Vegetable Mosaic Salad

  • Yield: 2 servings

Ingredients

2medium hot yellow peppers, halved and seeded
1large ripe tomato, quartered and sliced 1/4-inch thick
1large avocado, quartered and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
Juice of 1 lime
2 scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 jalapeno, seeded and sliced into very thin rounds
8 basil leaves, thinly sliced
1 1/2tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
8small mozzarella balls, halved
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Place yellow pepper halves on a baking dish, skin side up and place under broiler about 2 inches from heating element. Broil 6 minutes until blackened. Place peppers on a plate and cover with a clean towel. Let cool. Peel black skin away. Cut pepper halves into 1-inch squares.
  3. On a large plate, arrange yellow pepper squares, tomatoes and avocados in an alternating fashion something like a checkerboard covering the plate. Alternate the colors to form an interesting pattern. Sprinkle lime juice over all. Sprinkle with scallions, jalapenos and basil. Drizzle with olive oil and place mozzarella ball halves over vegetables. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 466
  • Fat 23g
  • Cholesterol 19g
  • Sodium 882mg
  • Carbohydrate 26g
  • Fiber 14g
  • Protein 43g
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