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Chopped Vegetable Salad (11.04.15)

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Posted at 12:50 PM, Nov 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-04 15:01:10-05
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, core removed and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 can no salt added black beans, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup nuts, chopped, any kind

Honey Tahini Dressing

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • No salt seasoning and pepper, to taste

Cilantro Avocado Dressing

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 3/4 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • No salt seasoning and pepper, to taste

Combine first 10 ingredients in a large salad bowl.

For each dressing, blend all ingredients together in a blender. Pour desired amount over salad. Adjust no salt seasoning and pepper to taste.

Note: Add boneless, skinless cooked chicken for additional protein.