Christmas Wreath Salad

Clarissa Rivera MS, RDN, LD, CDE, Dietitian Diabetes Educator, Texas Diabetes Institute, University Health System

Preparation Time: 20 minutes Servings: 6 servings Serving Size: ½ cup salad with 1 Tbsp dressing
Ingredients:
Salad
¼ cup walnuts, toasted 2 cups fresh Spinach ½ cup cherry tomatoes 1 low-fat Mozzarella string cheese, sliced into ¼” pieces ½ red bell pepper
Dressing
2 cups plain Fat-Free Greek yogurt 1 packet ranch dressing seasoning ¼ cup fat-free milk

Directions:
1. Arrange walnuts on a cookie sheet in a single layer. Toast walnuts in the oven at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside and allow to cool.
2. Arrange spinach, tomatoes, cheese, and walnuts in a circle on a plate.
3. To prepare dressing, mix together ranch dressing and Greek yogurt. Add milk and stir until dressing is at desired consistency.
4. Cut the bell pepper to form a ribbon and place at the top of the wreath.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 75
Carbohydrate: 3.5 grams
Fiber: 1 gram
Protein: 4.5 grams
Total fat: 4.5 grams
Sodium: 120 milligrams