Colorful Dish for the Holidays
December 20, 2019
I want to share with you a healthy option during the holidays, which is both beautiful and tasty. You guys know I LOVE a table full of color. I also talk all the time about the benefits of eating colorful food and adding them to our plate. This recipe checks off all the boxes that I look for when making a healthy dish. It has color, low sodium, and it is SUPER easy to make. Oranges are a great source of fiber, Vitamin C, thiamine, folate, and antioxidants. They are also a source of citric acid. Some research indicates that citric acid and citrates from oranges may help prevent kidney stone formation. Also, vitamin C and citric acid can help you absorb more iron from the digestive tract. Eating iron-rich foods and Vitamin C together may help prevent anemia. Such great benefits, right?
Try this delicious salad to add a bit of glamour and health to your holiday table!
Citrus & Mixed Greens Salad
- 1 naval orange
- 1 blood orange
- 1 Cara Cara orange
- 1 Grapefruit
- 5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp chopped fresh thyme
- 1 Tbsp minced shallot
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp ground pepper
- 4 cups mixed salad greens
- 2 cups roughly torn radicchio leaves
- ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
- Slice the ends off oranges and grapefruit so they stand upright. Cut off the remaining peel and white pith, following the curve of the fruit. Slice each cross-wise into rounds; remove any seeds.
- Whisk oil, lemon juice, honey, thyme, shallot, mustard, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
- Combine the greens and radicchio. Arrange on a platter. Tope the greens with the citrus slices and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. Pass the dressing to serve.
Nutrition Information: 144 calories, 9 gm fat, 16 gm carbohydrate, 1 gm protein, 167 mg sodium
Recipe Source: Diabetic Living/ Winter 2020
Wishing you all Happy Holidays!
Best in health----