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Old April 1, 2012   #62
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Tomato Dandelion Salad

- 11.47g Carbs, 3.24g Fiber, 5.55g Sugar

From: The George Mateljan Foundation
Low in calories with great flavor this combination of young tender dandelion greens and fresh ripe tomatoes is a great summer salad that's quick and easy to prepare. Add goat cheese for extra protein and enjoy!

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes

1/2 medium sized onion, cut in half and sliced thin
2 Tbsp light vinegar (such as apple cider, rice, or white wine)
1 cup hot water
2 large red ripe tomatoes
3 cups chopped young dandelion greens
2 Tbsp fresh basil cut into large pieces

--> Dressing
1 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp coarse cracked black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil to taste
1 oz crumpled Chevre goat cheese (optional)

Thinly slice onion and place in a small bowl. Pour 2 Tbsp light vinegar and 1 cup hot water over onions and marinate while making rest of salad.

Whisk together dressing ingredients adding oil at end a little at a time.

Rinse and chop dandelion greens. Place in basket of a salad spinner, rinse and spin dry. Toss dandelion greens with 2/3 of the dressing.

Cut tomatoes in half crosswise and squeeze out juice. Cut into quarters, remove inner pulp and slice. Place on greens.

Squeeze dry marinated onions and lay on top of sliced tomatoes and greens. Drizzle the rest of the dressing over tomatoes, onion and top with basil and goat cheese if desired.

Serves: 4
Total Weight: 166.84g
Nutrition per Serving:
53.45 Calories, 6.55 Calories from Fat, 1.25 Calories from Saturated Fat,
2.48g Protein, 11.47g Carbs, 3.24g Dietary Fiber, 1.15g Soluble Fiber,
2.02g Insoluble Fiber, 5.55g Total Sugar, 2.62g Other Carbs, 0.73 g Total Fat,
0.14g Saturated Fat, 0.06g Mono Fat, 0.30g Poly Fat, 0g Trans Fatty Acids,
0mg Cholesterol, 114.02mg Calcium, 0.28mcg Iodine, 2.23mg Iron, 451.11mg
Potassium, 195.75mg Sodium
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