Sparkling Kumquat Salad

October 24, 2011 at 10:45 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, fruits, low calorie, low carb, salad | Leave a comment
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Sparkling Kumquat Salad

Ingredients
Salad
1/3 cup walnut halves , toasted
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
2 tbsp fennel greens , snipped (leafy tops)
12 cup salad greens , torn and mixed
1 fennel bulb , trimmed and thinly sliced
4 oz kumquats , seeds removed and thinly sliced
1/4 oz salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

Sparkling Vinaigrette
4 oz kumquats , seeded and coarsley chopped
4 oz champagne (or any sparkling wine or sparkling grape juice)
1/4 cup walnut oil
1 medium shallots
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/8 tsp coriander, ground (or cardamom)

Directions
Salad
1 In small bowl combine walnut pieces, pomegranate seeds, fennel tops, and 1 tablespoon of the vinaigrette and set aside.
2 In large salad bowl combine salad greens, sliced fennel, kumquats, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette.
3 Toss gently to coat. Sprinkle salad with walnut mixture.
Sparkling Vinaigrette
1 In blender or small food processor bowl combine kumquats, sparkling white wine or chilled alcohol-free sparkling white grape beverage, walnut oil, shallots, salt, black pepper, and ground coriander or ground cardamom.
2 Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth.

Nutrition Facts
Makes 10 servings
Amount Per Serving
Calories     108
Total Carbs     7.8 g
Dietary Fiber     2.9 g
Sugars     2.2 g
Total Fat     7.6 g
Saturated Fat     0.7 g
Unsaturated Fat     6.9 g
Potassium     122.6 mg
Protein     1.8 g
Sodium     99.7 mg

http://www.dlife.com/diabetes/diabetic-recipes/Sparkling-Kumquat-Salad/r2003.html

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