Ultimate Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients

Balsamic Vinaigrette:
3tablespoons olive oil
1/2cup balsamic vinegar
1teaspoon dried oregano
1teaspoon minced garlic
1/2cup honey
2tablespoons Dijon mustard
-- Salt and pepper to taste
Salad:
1pound mesclun mix
1/4cup crumbled blue cheese crumbs
1cup fresh strawberries
1-- (8-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1/4cup chopped pecans, toasted
-- Balsamic Vinaigrette

Instructions

  1. To prepare the vinaigrette:  In a bowl, combine olive oil, vinegar, oregano, garlic, honey and mustard.  Season with salt and pepper and whisk to blend.
  2. To prepare the salad:  In a large bowl, mix together the mesclun, blue cheese, strawberries, mandarin oranges and pecans.  Toss with about half the Balsamic Vinaigrette before serving.

 

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 140
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol 4mg
  • Sodium 138mg
  • Carbohydrate 17g
  • Fiber 2g
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