Tomatoes (which are technically a fruit) have a slight sweetness to them that marries well with the berries in this savory side salad. Grape tomatoes are especially sweet, but if you can't find them, use small cherry tomatoes instead.

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Ingredients

1/3 cup fat-free balsamic dressing
1 tablespoon honey-mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 cups mixed salad greens
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup grape tomatoes
1/2 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the balsamic dressing, honey-mustard, and pepper.
  2. Arrange the greens on 4 salad plates. Top with the raspberries, blueberries, tomatoes, and feta. Drizzle the dressing on top.

Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Facts
per serving: calories 115, total fat 3.4g, saturated fat 1.4g, cholesterol 5mg, dietary fiber 5g, carbohydrate 18g, protein 5g, sodium 510mg

good source of: beta carotene, fiber, folate, potassium, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin C, vitamin E

F.Y.I.

A rich source of antioxidants, blueberries are low in calories and rich in flavor. Blueberries also contain significant amounts of vitamin C, as well as pectin, a soluble fiber that helps lower cholesterol levels.

Many of the recipes in this book contain off-the-shelf foods to help keep recipe prep effort to a minimum – a benefit for your arthritic hands. However, some foods – like canned beans – can hike up sodium levels. If you are carefully watching your sodium, be sure to read this before preparing this recipe: Sodium Intake and Salt in Recipes

From The Johns Hopkins Cookbook Library: Recipes for Arthritis Health, edited by John A. Flynn, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. and Lora Brown Wilder, Sc.D., M.S., R.D.

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at Healthcommunities.com

Published: 07 Jul 2011

Last Modified: 06 Apr 2015