Strawberry Crunch Salad
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Serves: Serves 4 - 6
  • 1 package ramen noodle soup - discard flavoring package
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • cooking spray
  • iceberg lettuce
  • cucumber - seeded, cut in half, sliced
  • feta cheese
  • strawberries
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 ° F. In a small bowl, mix the ramen noodles, almonds, sunflower seeds and melted butter. Transfer to a baking sheet and toast in the oven, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  2. Tear the lettuce and combine with the spinach, strawberries and cheese in a large salad bowl.
  3. To make the dressing, dissolve the sugar in the vinegar. Combine the oil, paprika, salt and garlic and add to the sugar-vinegar mixture. Mix well and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  4. Just before serving, sprinkle the crunchy topping over the salad and toss with just enough dressing to coat the greens.
Nutrients per serving: 365 calories, 9g protein, 24g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 485mg sodium

Recipe adapted from Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood, © Clarkson Potter 2010
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