Sharp and Sweet Green Salad

Jalapeno chile pepper and watercress add a peppery bite to this easy salad. A touch of sweetness provided by kiwifruit and cucumber counteracts the zing.

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Makes:
6 servings
Start to Finish:
20 mins
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Sharp and Sweet Green Salad

Ingredients
1
recipe Lime-Pepper Dressing, below
4
cups torn butterhead (Boston or Bibb) lettuce
1
cup fresh watercress sprigs
3/4
cup fresh cilantro sprigs
1
small, or 1/2 large cucumber, cut into bite-size sticks
1
baby bok choy, separated into leaves or 2 stalks bok choy, cut into bite-size sticks
2
kiwi fruit, peeled, halved, and sliced or 1 cup sliced strawberries (optional)

Directions

  1. Prepare Lime-Pepper Dressing; set aside. Rinse lettuce, watercress, and cilantro in cold water; pat dry with paper towels. In a large bowl combine rinsed greens, cucumber, bok choy, and fruit. Drizzle with Lime-Pepper Dressing; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Makes 6 side-dish servings.

From the Test Kitchen

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Because chile peppers, such as jalapenos, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them. If bare hands touch the chile peppers, immediately wash them well with soap and water.

Lime-pepper Dressing

Ingredients

1/3
1/2
Anaheim pepper (1/4 cup), or 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
3
tablespoons olive oil
1
teaspoon lime peel, finely shredded
1/2
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1
tablespoons chopped fresh herb (cilantro, basil, mint, or parsley)

Directions

  1. In screw-top jar combine vinegar ; Anaheim or 1 jalapeno; olive oil; and 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel. Add sugar, salt, and black pepper. Cover; shake well. Refrigerate until ready to use. Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herb (cilantro, basil, mint, or parsley) before serving.

Nutrition Facts

(Sharp and Sweet Green Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 104 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 200 mg sodium,
  • 8 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 4 g sugar,
  • 3 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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