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Apple Pear and
Blueberry Salad


You add flavor but few calories when you use fresh mint vinegar in salad dressings or with fresh fruits and vegetables.

3 TBSP Fresh Mint Vinegar
2 TBSP Water
1 TBSP vegetable oil
½ Dijon mustard
½ tsp Honey
1/8 tsp Salt
2 cups shredded Boston Lettuce
1 cup torn watercress
4 Boston lettuce leaves
1 medium-size Red Delicious apple, cored and thinly sliced
1 medium pear, cored and thinly sliced
½ cup fresh blueberries
2 tsp chopped fresh mint

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring with a wire whisk until blended.

Combine shredded lettuce and watercress in a medium bowl. Pour ¼ cup vinegar mixture over greens, tossing gently.

Arrange lettuce leaves on a serving platter; spoon tossed greens on lettuce leaves. Arrange apple and pear slices alternately on leaves. Sprinkle blueberries and mint evenly over salad. Drizzle remaining vinegar mixture over fruit. Yield: 4 servings (about 93 calories per serving).

PROTEIN .8/ FAT 3.9/ CARBS 15.2

FRESH MINT VINEGAR

1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
2 cups white wine vinegar

Place chopped mint in large bowl. Pour vinegar into a medium saucepan; bring to a boil, and pour over mint. Let stand 30 minutes. Strain mixture; discard mint. Yield: 2 cups (about 3 calories per tablespoon).

Apple Pear and Blueberry Salad

Courtesy Light and Easy Cooking Collection
Oxmoor House, Inc.