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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Celery Citrus Salad with Balsamic & Feta

Serves 4

Crunchy celery contrasts with sweet, tender citrus in this lovely salad that perfectly exhibits how a touch of highly flavorful ingredients--balsamic vinegar and feta--can elevate a dish without adding too much in the way of fat or sodium.


5 honey tangerines, Murcotts or Satsumas 
1 ounce (about 1/4 cup) feta cheese crumbles 
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 
4 cups (about 1/4 pound) mixed salad greens 
1 cup roughly chopped celery leaves 
3 cups sliced celery


Squeeze juice from one citrus fruit into a large bowl. Add feta cheese and vinegar and mix with a fork, mashing the cheese to make a dressing. Peel remaining citrus and separate into segments. Transfer to bowl with dressing. Add salad greens, celery leaves and celery and toss well.


Per serving: 110 calories (15 from fat), 1.5g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 23g total carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 17g sugar), 4g protein