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Sun-Kissed Health Salad

Per Serving

Sun-Kissed Health Salad

Makes: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Calories 190
Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 17 g
Fiber 5 g
Sugars 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 105 mg
Potassium 490 mg
Protein 7 g
Phosphorus 170 mg
Choices: Starch 1, Lean Protein 1, Fat 1.5
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes


Citrus Dressing
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh parsley, stems removed
1/4 tsp. salt
1 garlic clove
1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced; divided
1 large head Boston or Bibb lettuce, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup dry quinoa, cooked according to package directions and cooled
1 cup frozen shelled edamame, cooked according to package directions
2 Tbsp. unsalted pepitas (pumpkin seeds


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend the olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, parsley, salt, garlic, and 1/4 of the avocado until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, tomatoes, quinoa, edamame, 3/4 of the avocado, and pepitas. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss gently, and serve immediately. Or chill until ready to serve, then pour dressing over salad.

Recipe adapted from Mr. Food Test Kitchen Guilt-Free Comfort Favorites by Howard Rosenthal. Available May 2018 from shopdiabetes.org, 800-232-6733, and bookstores nationwide.


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