Category: Salads


Winter Fruit Salad

Winter Fruit Salad

3 Tbsp. packed brown sugar

1 Tbsp grated lemon zest

2 Tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp ground allspice

3 apples, sliced

3 cups fresh cubed pineapple

2 bosc pears, sliced

1/3 cup currants

¼ cup sliced almonds

Combine the brown sugar, lemon zest and juice, and allspice in a large bowl.  Add the aplles, pineapple, pears, and currants; toss to coat.  Sprinkle with the almonds.

1 ¼ cup per serving for 2 points per serving.

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Cucumber and grilled tomato salad

3 english cucumbers, seeded and sliced

½ tsp salt

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp Dijon mustard

1 ½ tsp sugar

3 large ripe tomatoes

2 Tbsp red onion, minced

2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

¼  to ½ cup low fat feta

  1. Put sliced cucumbers in a large bowl, sprinkle with salt, then set aside for 30 minutes.  Spread the cucumbers out on a towel; pat dry and put back into dried bowl.
  2. Whisk the vinegar, olive oil, mustard, and sugar in a small bowl, then pour the dressing over the cucumbers and toss.
  3. Prepare the grill for cooking.  Halve each tomato and scoop out the seeds.  Spray with pam and grill each side 1-2 minutes.  Let cool and chop into chunks.  Add to the cucumbers, along with onions, parsley, and feta.

This wasn’t a weight watchers recipe, so I tweaked it a little and figured it be about ½ cup per serving for about 2 points.  Its very good!

Avocado and Black Bean Salsa Salad

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cup refrigerated salsa

1 peeled and diced avocado

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

½ tsp cumin

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Yields 6 servings of ½ cup each for 1 ww point.

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

1 ½ pounds cooked red potatoes

3 slices cooked and crumbled turkey bacon

¼ cup reduced calorie mayo

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

2 Tbsp parsley, fresh, chopped

½ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

½ cup scallions, chopped

Combine mayo, vinegar, parsley, salt and pepper.  Toss dressing with cooked potatoes, bacon and scallions.