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Maintain, Don’t Gain!

Posted on: December 5, 2017 by Healthy Lives No Comments


This crisp, vibrant veggie salad is a cinch to make and most importantly, it’s packed with nutrients!
Ingredients:

  • 2 small candy cane beets
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1 medium radish, halved
  • Quarter of a head red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small bunch watercress, washed and large stems discarded
  • 2 tablespoons roasted salted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh chives

Special equipment:
Mandolin slicer

Preparation:

With mandolin slicer, shave the beets into paper-thin rounds, the carrots into paper-thin slices on a bias, and the radish into paper-thin half-moons. Thinly slice the cabbage with a sharp knife.
Whisk together the oil, honey, lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl until well combined. Set aside.
Lay the beet, carrot and radish pieces all over the bottom of a large serving platter. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette. Gently toss the cabbage, watercress and remaining vinaigrette together in a medium bowl until well coated. Pile the cabbage and watercress in the middle of the platter and top with the goat cheese, pumpkin seeds, basil and chives.

Nutritional Information:

(Per 1 cup serving)
Calories 160
Fat 13 gm
Sodium 190 mg

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