Delectable Skinny Salad with Fruits, Nuts and Cheese

I adore this vegetarian salad and make it all the time. It’s so colorful and full of texture and flavor. I especially love adding assorted fruits, a little chopped nuts and cheese to salad greens.  These flavors work really great together whether you’re serving it as a side salad or main course salad. It comes together really quickly since I’m using a store bought light dressing.  Each side salad has 113 calories and 6 grams of fat.  Each skinny main course salad has 226 calories and 11 grams of fat.
Delectable Skinny Salad with Fruits, Nuts and Cheese

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 6 side salads or 3 main course salads

Healthy Benefits

Apples contain fiber, vitamins A and C.
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants and rank among the highest on a per servings basis. They’re an excellent source of vitamins C, K, fiber and manganese.
Grapes are a rich source of flavonoids and contain vitamins A, C, B6 and folate.
Walnuts are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.  They’re also rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, and antioxidants.

Shopping Tips

Trader Joe’s Champagne Pear Vinaigrette Dressing is really delicious. Although it doesn’t say reduced calorie and reduced-fat, it really is. One tablespoon contains 23 calories and about 1 gram fat. You’ll find it refrigerated where the lettuce is sold. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you, another dressing that taste wonderful with this salad is Girard’s Light Champagne Vinaigrette. Most large supermarkets carry this dressing.

Weight Watchers (
old points) 2
 for a side salad
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 3 for a side salad
 
Weight Watchers (old points) 5 for a main course salad
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 6 for a main course salad
 
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 side salad including Trader Joe’s dressing and Gorgonzola
113 calories, 6g fat, 3g protein, 14g carbs, 2g fiber, 137mg sodium, 9g sugar
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 main course salad including Trader Joe’s dressing and Gorgonzola
226 calories, 11g fat, 6g protein, 28g carbs, 4g fiber, 274mg sodium, 18g sugar

 

Delectable Skinny Salad with Fruits, Nuts and Cheese

Delectable Skinny Salad with Fruits, Nuts and Cheese

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 113 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bag spring mix or field greens
  • 1 large red or green apple, cored and chopped
  • ½ cup red grapes, sliced in half
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼  cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled, reduced-fat feta cheese or Parmesan cheese, grated
  • ¼ cup Trader Joe’s Champagne Pear Vinaigrette Dressing or Girard’s Light Champagne Vinaigrette, see shopping tip

Instructions
 

  • In a large serving bowl, add all ingredients except the dressing. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • When ready to serve, toss in salad dressing. Start with ¼ cup.  Add more dressing, if desired.
  • This salad can easily be doubled, tripled, etc.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.16recipeCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 3gFat: 6gSodium: 137mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gPlus Points: 3
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2 Comments

  1. I made this today! Delicious! I’d pay money for it in a restaurant.
    Thank you, Nancy, for at age 57, helping me to finally hate cooking less!

  2. Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback. I’m so glad you have a new found love for cooking, a bit!
    All the best,
    Nancy

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