Monday, August 17, 2009

Weight Watchers Bright Summer Salad recipe

With summer now officially started since Memorial Day has passed, much of the country is now experiencing very hot temperatures. Because of this, many people cannot stand the thought of turning on the stove or oven in the house to cook dinner. A simple solution to the dilemma of “I want to eat but not turn on the stove because it’s too hot” is the salad. Salads are a mixture of cold foods which usually include vegetables or fruits, a dressing of some sort, nuts and or croutons.
Weight Watchers Bright Summer Salad recipe
Makes 6 servings
4 cups cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes (halved)
1 small red onion (thinly sliced)
2 garlic cloves (minced)
2 ripe avocados (seeded, peeled, and diced)
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper (seeded)
1 tablespoon caper
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 lemon, juice of
1 lime, juice of
1 bunch fresh cilantro or parsley (chopped)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
ground black pepper
1. Place the tomatoes, avocados and red onions in a bowl.
2. Carefully mix together the remaining ingredients and pour over the tomato mixture.
3. Chill for about 30 minutes to let the flavors blend; serve.
WW POINTS per serving: 3
Nutritional information per serving: 140 calories, 10.2g fat, 6g fiber

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