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Golden Glow Pineapple Salad 

Canned pineapple chunks make this salad unique!

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Salads

Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange Green Blue

Preparation time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: 2

Ingredients:


4 cups   Romaine salad mix           
1 20-oz. can   pineapple chunks in 100% juice, drained (reserve juice)
1 cup   carrots, shredded                       
2/3 cup   raisins                                   
1/3 cup   walnuts, chopped                    
1/3 cup   reduced fat mayonnaise            
¼ cup  pineapple juice from canned pineapple chunks
¼ teaspoon  cinnamon    

Place one cup of Romaine salad mix on each of four salad plates. Spoon 1/4 of the drained pineapple chunks and ¼ cup of shredded carrots in the middle of each salad bed. Top with equal amounts of raisins and walnuts. In a small bowl, make dressing by combining mayonnaise, pineapple juice and cinnamon. Using a spoon, drizzle 2½ tablespoons of dressing over each salad and serve.

Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamins A and C and a good source of magnesium, potassium and fiber.

Credit: Recipe was developed for Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) by Chef Mark Goodwin CEC, CNC. This recipe meets PBH and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.

Nutritional Information per Serving
Calories: 252 Carbohydrates: 44g
Total Fat: 9.4g Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 1.3g Dietary Fiber: 4g
% of Calories from Fat: 31% Sodium: 200mg
Protein: 3g  

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