Chopped Christmas Salad

Chopped Christmas Salad is a delicious recipe for any holiday but especially for Christmas. An unusual feature is that: You can eat this salad with a spoon! It is full of great flavors, colors and textures. Ingredients Include: celery, carrots, red bell pepper, apple, cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, cheese and nuts combined with a vinegar, oil and honey vinaigrette. There “IS” a lot of work to do with the tedious task of chopping but it will be well worth the effort in the end. Your family and guests will rave over this dish. It will stay crisp also and not wilt, even the next day, fresh and crisp! This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low saturated fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (8) servings. Chopped Christmas Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.chopped-christmas-salad
Cooking Time: 4-5 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 medium-size celery ribs, diced (1/4″)
2 medium-size carrots, diced (1/4″)
1 large red bell pepper, diced (1/4″)
1 medium-size apple, peeled, cored, diced (1/4″)
1/2 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced (1/4″)
1 cup sliced Treviso or radicchio
1 cup sliced arugula, tough stems removed
1 cup thinly sliced napa, Savoy or other soft cabbage
1 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds (see “Tip” at end of recipe)

DIRECTIONS:

1. For the Vinaigrette: Whisk vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper in a large salad bowl until well combined.

2. Add celery, carrots and bell pepper to the vinaigrette. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour.

3. Add apple, cucumber, Treviso (or radicchio), arugula and cabbage to the bowl; toss to coat. Add goat cheese and almonds; toss to combine.

OPTIONAL:
(To Make Ahead prepare through Step 2 up to 1 hour ahead).

Tip: To toast chopped, small or sliced nuts, cook in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Yield: 8 Servings.
Serving Size:
1 Cup.

Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices:
1/2

Diet Exchange:
1 Vegetable + 1/2 Meat(L) + 2 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 200, Total Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 15g, Sodium: 158mg, Sugars: 6g, Carbohydrates: 9g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 73 %DV, Vitamin C: 53 %DV

Original recipe and image from Eating Well, Inc. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/252486/use-a-spoon-chopped-salad/

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