Friday, December 9, 2022

Caribbean Salad

This beautiful salad is equally at home on the holiday table or with a Caribbean style meal. It somehow reminds me of holidays with the red and green of the pomegranate arils and the pistachio nuts, and also reminds me of the warmth of the Caribbean with the pineapple. Whichever type of meal you decide to serve this with, it's sure to please both the palate and the eye. 


1 cup salad greens
1/2 cup pineapple pieces
1/2 cup orange slices
1/2 cup pomegranate arils
2 Tbs pistachio nuts
4 tsp salad dressing


Mix the salad greens with the fruit. Toss with the dressing, then top with nuts. 

Serves 2

Stealthy Cooking Tip: Please both the eye and the palate. Food that is beautiful to the eye inspires the diner to eat and enjoy. Salads have so much going for them! This one has a mix of green vegetables (the lettuce mixture) along with fruits and nuts. You'll notice that this recipe goes easy on the dressing. The oils in dressings are certainly part of a healthy diet, as every body needs some oil to help absorb vitamins. We just don't need lots of oil! Use dressings made with healthy oils - either extra virgin olive oil or canola oils. Both of those oils have the fats necessary for vitamin absorption but lack the saturated fats that are less healthy. 

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