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Summer Salads

Fiesta Salad with chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves 8

1 lime, juiced
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs orange juice
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1 Tbs pimentos
3 cups corn
1 cup avocado, diced
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup tomato, diced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup 2% cheese, cubed

In a shake top jar, combine first 6 ingredients. Mix well. Add pimentos, corn, avocado, red onion, tomato, bell pepper, and cheese. Drizzle lime vinaigrette mixture over the salad.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 147, Fat: 9 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 7 mg, Sodium: 129 mg, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 4 g

Cucumber Salad with beef
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Serves 8

2 cucumbers, quartered then sliced
3 large tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup celery, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup green bell peper, diced
2/3 cup Italian dressing

In a large bowl, combine vegetables and Italian dressing; make sure all vegetable are coated with dressing.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 89, Fat: 6 g (1g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 13 mg, Sodium: 15 mg, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 2 g

Italian Salad with pork
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves 8

1 cup uncooked wild rice
1 cup green beans
4 large tomatoes
1/4 cup mozzarella
1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese
1/2 cup black olives
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 (16 oz) jar artichoke hearts, drained
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs red wine vinegar
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp Italian seasoning

In a saucepan, cook rice as instructed on package. Blanch green beans. In a large salad bowl, combine tomatoes, cheese, olives, bell pepper and artichoke hearts. Add rice and green beans to salad. In a jar with a top, combine olive oil, vinegar, sugar, celery seed, mustard and Italian seasoning. Shake to mix well and drizzle over salad.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 192, Fat: 7 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 201 mg, Carbohydrates: 27 g, Fiber: 6 g, Protein: 8 g

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.

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