Skinny and Delicious Mediterranean Salad

This colorful, low fat, high fiber salad was a real hit when I first tested it on my girlfriends when they came over for dinner. I knew they really liked it when they all asked for the recipe! It’s so easy to make, super satisfying and chock full of yummy Italian flavors. I especially love the flavor of the peperoncinis in this salad. They give it a little zip!

Skinny and Delicious Mediterranean Salad

Yield :

  • Makes 6 main course salads (about 2¼ cups each)
  • Smartpoints : 4

Ingredients :

  • 1 bag romaine lettuce
  • 3 cups fresh spinach (from a bag), chopped
  • 1½ cups (6 ounces) diced cooked turkey breast, see shopping tip
  • 1½ cups fresh cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced int half or tomatoes chopped
  • ½ cup red onions, diced
  • ½ cup peperoncini or banana pepper, sliced, see shopping tip
  • 1 (2¼ oz) small can black olives, sliced
  • 1 cup white kidney beans (cannellini beans) rinsed and drained or garbanzo beans, if desired
  • 1 cup yellow bell peppers, diced
  • 1 cup red bell peppers, diced
  • ½ cup Girards Light Caesar or Champagne dressing, Cardini’s Light Caesar vinaigrette or your favorite light Italian-style dressing
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 6 tablespoon Parmesan cheese, shredded or grated, optional

Preparation :

  • 1. In a large bowl, add all salad ingredients except salad dressing and cheese. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • 2. To serve: toss in dressing and balsamic vinegar. Divide among 6 plates. Sprinkle each salad with 1 tablespoon Parmesan, if desired
  • 3. This recipe can easily be cut in half, if desired. If you want to eat leftovers the next day, only toss in dressing, the amount you’ll need for each meal.

Nutritional Info :

  • for 1 main course salad including dressing (not including cheese)
  • 187 calories
  • 7g fat
  • 0g sat fat
  • 7mg chol
  • 13g protein
  • 20g carbs
  • 6g fiber
  • 445mg sodium
  • 1g sugar
  • SmartPoints value : 4

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