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Tomato Salad Recipe- A Great Dish to Take to a Picnic!

Tomato Salad Recipe- A Great Dish to Take to a Picnic!

Tomato Salad Recipe- A Great Dish to Take to a Picnic!

Tomatoes reach their peak in the hot days of summer.

These wonderful fruits are high in lycopene, which is a cancer-fighting antioxidant that helps protect your cells from damage.

To put your garden tomatoes to good use, take Tomato Salad to your next summer picnic.

The leafy greens and tomatoes are paired with just the right amount of healthy fats and sweetness, making this a popular dish every time I share it.

And, the real benefit is that it’s a great way for you to stick to your healthy diet.

Picnics offer up a lot of food choices, but they aren’t always the healthiest foods.

Take this recipe to your next social gathering, and you’ll have a healthy and enjoyable alternative.

Note: I use Swerve Confectioner’s All-Natural Sweetener in this recipe. This natural sweetener can be found in some grocery stores in the health food aisle. But notice that you want to by Swerve Confectioners, not Swerve Granular. If you cannot find it locally, you can order Swerve Confectioners on Amazon.com.

I talk about using Swerve in my post: Can I Use Stevia and Other Artificial Sweeteners on My Diet

The recipe makes 6 servings.

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TOMATO SALAD

INGREDIENTS

 

  • 1 head (about 6 cups) (280g) Romaine Lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

  • 2 cups (60g) Arugula, torn into bite-size pieces

  • 4 medium Tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 4 Green Onions (a.k.a. Scallions)  

  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) Extra Virgin Olive Oil  

  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) Red Wine Vinegar  

  • 1⁄2 tablespoon (8ml) Worcestershire Sauce  

  • 1⁄2 tablespoon (5g) Swerve Confectioners Natural Sweetener, substitute sugar

  • 1 teaspoon Salt  

  • 1 teaspoon Dried Basil  

  • 1⁄4 teaspoonDried Thyme  

  • 1⁄2 teaspoonGround Black Pepper  

  • 1⁄4 cup (28g) Feta Cheese, crumbled

 

INSTRUCTIONS

In a small bowl, prepare the dressing by whisking together the onions, oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Swerve, salt, basil, thyme, and pepper. 

Place the tomato pieces in a bowl and pour the dressing over top. Refrigerator for one hour. 

Assemble the salad just before serving by place the lettuce, arugula, and tomato mixture into a bowl and tossing until mixed. Top with feta cheese.

TIPS

 

You can substitute fresh herbs for dried. The typical conversion is 3 to 1 (i.e. 3 tablespoons of fresh herbs = 1 tablespoon of dried herbs). 

 

NUTRIENT FACTS PER SERVING

 

Calories: 110

Fat: 9g

Carbohydrate: 8

Fiber: 2

Protein: 2

 

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