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Crunchy vegetable salad with chipotle–ranch dressing

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Crunchy vegetable salad with chipotle–ranch dressing

4 ounces Romaine hearts lettuce
1/2 cup sliced cucumber
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
4 red radishes, thinly sliced
2 green onions, chopped
12 cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoons low-fat, shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup light ranch-style salad dressing
1 tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Tear or chop lettuce (should yield approximately 4 cups) and place in a large salad bowl. Add cucumber, green pepper, radishes, green onions, tomatoes, and cheese. Toss well. In a small bowl, mix together salad dressing, chipotle peppers, and lime juice. Pour dressing over salad and toss again to combine.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:
  Calories: 71
  Carbohydrate: 7 g
  Protein: 4 g
  Fat: 3 g
  Saturated fat: 1 g
  Cholesterol: 2 mg
  Sodium: 255 mg
  Fiber: 2 g
Exchanges per serving: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat
Carbohydrate choices: 1/2




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