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The Big Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy The Big Salad recipe? Learn how to make The Big Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by swooperson

Makes 6 servings



From The Essential EatingWell Cookbook, page 73. Pairs with Mustard-Balsamic Vinaigrette (4 tbs for entire recipe).

Recipe Ingredients for The Big Salad

3 tbs chopped walnuts
15 1/2 oz chickpeas, rinsed
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup cauliflower florets, coarsely chopped
12 Kalamata olives, pitted and finely chopped
12 cups mixed salad greens
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Recipe Directions for The Big Salad

  1. Toast walnuts in a small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.

  2. Prepare Mustard-Balsamic Vinaigrette.

  3. Combine chickpeas, onion, bell pepper, carrots, cauliflower and olives in a medium bowl. Add 2 tbs vinaigrette; toss to coat. Toss greens with the remaining 2 tbs vinaigrette in a large bowl. Divide among 6 plates and top with the vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with feta and the walnuts. Serve immediately.

  4. Mustard-Balsamic Vinaigrette is listed as a separate recipe.

Categories

Vegetables, Appetizers, First Course, Salads, No Cook, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 442.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
401
Calories from Fat
95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.6g
16%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
11mg
4%
Sodium
325mg
14%
Potassium
1315mg
38%
Total Carbohydrates
59.7g
20%
Dietary Fiber
14.8g
59%
Sugars
11.0g
Protein
21.2g
Vitamin A 140% Vitamin C 171%
Calcium 20% Iron 39%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
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