Italian Leafy Green Salad


Salads capture the essence of summer. Visit a farmer’s market or produce stand and toss up this Italian Leafy Green Salad. Test out the grapeseed oil. It’s packed with antioxidants and is high in vitamin E, C and beta-carotene. Try it out:


Ingredients: (serves 4 – 6)

2 cups romaine lettuce, torn, washed and dried
1 cup escarole, torn
1 cup radicchio, torn
1 cup red leaf lettuce, torn
1/4 cup green onions/scallions, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced in rings
1/2 green bell pepper, sliced in rings
2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
12 cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup grapeseed or olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

1. In a large bowl, combine the romaine, escarole, radicchio, red leaf, green onions/scallions, red pepper, green pepper and cherry tomatoes.
2. Whisk together the grapeseed or olive oil, basil, vinegar, lemon juice and salt and pepper.
3. Pour dressing over salad and serve immediately.

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Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Ph.D., MBA. Part of the Power Living® Empowerment Series.