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Serving size 4
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½ tsp black mustard seed¼ tsp ground coriander⅛ tsp ground cumin½ cup carrot juice2 Tbsp golden raisins2 Tbsp red wine vinegar4 sprigs fresh cilantro1 Tbsp plain non-fat yogurt1 tsp honey1 ½ tsp crushed red pepper¼ tsp salt freshly ground pepper to taste¼ cup extra virgin olive oil


1. To prepare vinaigrette: Heat mustard seeds, coriander and cumin in a small dry skillet over medium heat until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add carrot juice and simmer over medium heat until reduced by half, about 3 minutes.

2. Place raisins in a blender and add the hot juice. Let stand for 5 minutes to plump the raisins. Then add vinegar, cilantro, yogurt, honey, crushed red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper and blend until combined. Pour in 1/4 cup oil and blend until smooth, about 1 minute.



1 ½ cup cubed whole-wheat or multigrain bread
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


3. To prepare croutons: Preheat oven to 375°F.

4. Toss bread and 1 tablespoon oil in a medium bowl until well combined. Spread in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake, stirring once, until golden and crisp, 12 to 15 minutes.



½ small clove garlic
pinch of salt
4 cup baby beet greens, baby chard or baby spinach
¼ cup dried cranberry
¼ cup shredded smoked cheese, such as cheddar


5. To prepare salad: Season a wooden salad bowl by rubbing with garlic and pinch of salt. Chop the garlic and add to the bowl along with greens. Pour 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette over the greens. (Cover and refrigerate the remaining 1/2 cup vinaigrette for up to 3 days.) Sprinkle the salad with cranberries, cheese and the croutons; toss and serve.

To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate the vinaigrette (Steps 1 & 2) for up to 3 days.

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Nutrition Facts

Provided by: EatingWell

Per Single Serving / Serves 4 Total

  • Calories 183 17%
  • Calories from fat 99 2%
  • Total Fat 11gm 10%
  • Sodium 242mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrates 19gm
  • Fiber 2gm
  • Protein 4gm
  • Cholesterol 5mg 6%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tags: Side Dish, Dinner, Lunch, Diabetic, Healthy, Low Carb, Low Cholesterol, Low Fat, Vegetarian, Cheese, Vegetable, Fruit, American, Easy, Blender, Baking, Fall, Spring, Summer, Entertaining

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