While you're at the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market this weekend, pick up some fresh, locally grown ingredients to toss up a seasonal salad the whole family will enjoy. Summer is right around the corner, and there's no better time to savor the flavor of crisp greens, fresh veggies, citrus fruits and summer berries. This salad is quick, easy and the perfect way to enjoy the flavorful produce that's in season now. Download this week's recipe, and collect them all!
6 cups romaine lettuce or mixed greens
½ cup parsley (fresh), chopped
½ cup cranberries, dried or fresh-chopped
½ cup diced fresh orange segments or canned mandarin oranges, drained
¼ cup red onion, chopped
2 tablespoons pecans, chopped
1 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Black pepper to taste
In a large serving bowl, gently toss the lettuce and parsley. Add cranberries, oranges, pecans, onions and any additional toppings. Store in the refrigerator until read to serve. Before plating, toss all ingredients with oil, vinegar and pepper.
Calories: 91, Total Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Total Carbohydrate: 9g, Total Protein: 2g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Total Sodium: 12mg, Total Sugar: 4g
Find more favorite recipes and inspirations on our LiveWell recipe page and on Pinterest, as we spread the word that healthy eating is both nutritious and delicious! Be sure to stop by our booth located at 3rd & Court for more health tips and fun family activities. We'll see you at The Market!