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Zucchini Salad

Zucchini SaladMarinated sweet-sour sliced zucchini, onions, and orange bell pepper are served over salad greens for a refreshing salad with texture and appeal. The best part is-only 3 grams of fat per serving.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound zucchini, unpeeled
1 medium sweet onion, sliced thinly
1 medium orange bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram or tarragon, crushed (optional)
12 cups salad greens
6 arugula leaves, snipped
3 tablespoons pine nuts (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut zucchini into 1/8-inch slices. Combine onion and bell pepper; set aside.
  2. Whisk together vinegar, water, oil, Equal®, salt, pepper and marjoram. Toss dressing and vegetables to combine. Refrigerate, covered, overnight to allow flavors to blend.
  3. Spoon vegetables over salad greens using a slotted spoon. Top with bits of arugula and sprinkle with pine nuts.

Makes 6 servings.

*May substitute 12 packets Equal sweetener.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): calories 71, protein 4 g, carbohydrate 10 g, fat 3 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 129 mg.

Food Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

Information on the artificial sweetener Aspartame.