Category: salads

tuscan bean salad with gorgonzola bruschetta

Tuscan Bean Salad with Gorgonzola Bruschetta

21% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

Bruschetta
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
16 slices French baguette (1 pound loaf)

Salad
2 cans (19 ounces each) cannelloni beans, rinsed, drained*
2 medium fennel bulbs, thinly sliced (optional)
4 medium plum tomatoes, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 cup light or fat free mayonnaise
3/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup Equal

confetti rice salad

Confetti Rice Salad

10% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

Salad
4 cups cooked rice, at room temperature
1 cup peeled seeded diced cucumber
1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed
1/2 cup canned corn, drained
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1 carrot, shredded
1 green onion, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Dressing
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
3 tablespoons Equal

cranberry salad

Cranberry Salad

58% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

2 cups cranberries
1 cup water
1 cup Equal

creamy confetti cole slaw

Creamy Confetti Cole Slaw

69% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

2 1/2 cups thinly sliced red cabbage
2 1/2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
1/2 cup chopped yellow or red bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/3 cup chopped red onion
8 ounces reduced-fat Cheddar cheese cubed
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/3 cup Equal

broccoli and bacon salad

Broccoli and Bacon Salad

48% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

1 large head broccoli
1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped pecans or sunflower seeds
3/4 cup light salad dressing or mayonnaise
2 tablespoons fat-free milk
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 cup Equal Spoonful*
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

*May substitute 12 packets Equal

fruited curry chicken salad

Fruited Curry Chicken Salad

25% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

Chicken Salad
2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1 cup halved red seedless grapes
1 cup well drained canned pineapple chunks
2/3 cup thinly sliced celery
1/2 cup Orange Curry Mayonnaise
1/4 cup toasted slivered almonds

Combine all ingredients, except almonds. Refrigerate, covered, 1 to 2 hours to allow flavors to blend.

Just before serving, sprinkle almonds over top of salad.

Orange Curry Mayonnaise

Makes about 2 cups

1 cup light or fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 cup orange juice concentrate, thawed*
2 tablespoons Equal

garden pasta salad

Garden Pasta Salad

31% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

1 pound penne or medium pasta shells, cooked, drained, cooled
1 large yellow or red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas, cooked
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup blanched sugar snap peas
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
3 tablespoons Equal

marinated beet salad

Marinated Beet Salad

55% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

2 cans (15 ounces each) small, whole or sliced beets
1/2 cup white vinegar
3/4 to 1 cup Equal

three bean salad

Three Bean Salad

29% calorie reduction from traditional recipe

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons Equal