Tomatillo-Tomato Salad

Tomatillo-Tomato Salad is a delicious and quick 20 minute recipe for a large gathering or holiday such as; Cinco de Mayo. It is a combination of an Italian and Southwestern style recipe. Ingredients include: cherry tomatoes, large tomatoes, tomatillos, onion, cilantro and garlic in an Italian dressing. Seasoned with fresh basil and topped with Parmesan cheese. It is a healthy, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes 8 servings. Tomatillo-Tomato Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.tomatillo-tomato-salad

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Total Time: 20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 bunch fresh cilantro, divided
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
2 garlic cloves
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 tomatillos, husks removed, each cut into 8 wedges
1 small onion, halved, thinly sliced
2 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2″-thick slices
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

1. Chop enough cilantro to measure 1 Tbsp.; set aside. Blend salad dressing, remaining cilantro and garlic in a blender until smooth.

2. Combine 1/2 cup of the dressing mixture with the cherry tomatoes, tomatillos & onions.

3. Arrange the tomato slices on a large platter; drizzle with remaining dressing mixture. Top with basil, reserved cilantro, cherry tomato mixture and cheese.

YIELD: 8 Servings.
Serving Size: 1/8 of recipe.

Weight Watchers-(PointsPlus = 2); (2 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 1/2

Diet Exchange:
1 Vegetable + 1 Fat

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 60, Total Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 190mg, Sugars: 4g, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 15 %DV, Vitamin C: 20 %DV, Calcium: 4 %DV, Iron: 2 %DV

Original recipe and image from Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/fresh-tomato-tomatillo-salad-118509.aspx

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