Cuban Salad

Fresh garden salad with diced red pepper, green onions, sliced radish and chopped romaine lettuce(Serves 4)

This light, bright salad is the perfect pairing with a sandwich or hearty soup. Radishes are the stars here, along with other familiar salad fixings, all topped with a citrusy dressing (but feel free to enhance those with your favorites!). Low in calories (39), you can control the current sodium amount (49 mg) by how much you sprinkle in (or use a salt substitute). This recipe offers a good amount of calcium (30 mg) and potassium, too (202 mg).

Ingredients:

For the Dressing:

3 tbsps. vegetable oil

1/4 cup fresh lemon or lime juice (1 large or 2 small fruits)

1 tsp. garlic (peeled and minced)

1/4 tsp. Kosher salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

For the Salad:

1 head Romaine lettuce (washed, patted dry with paper towels, and torn into bite-size pieces)

1 red or white onion (finely diced or sliced)

6 radishes (thinly, sliced)

2 large tomatoes (diced)

Combine the oil, lemon (or lime) juice, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and mix well. Put the lettuce, white (or red) onion, radishes, and tomatoes in a separate bowl. Add the dressing and toss to together. Serve in bowls or on plates.

Recipe source: www.choosemyplate.gov

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