ZUCCHINI FIESTA SALAD
Category: Vegetarian, Salads, Vegetables
1/2 lb Small zucchini* 1/3 c Diced green chilies
1/2 lb Small crookneck squash* 1/3 c Pimento-stuffed olives**
2 tb Lemon juice 1 pk (3 oz.) cream cheese***
1/4 c Salad oil 1 ea Small avocado
1/2 ts Salt 1 x Lettuce leaves
1 x Dash of pepper, ground cumin 1 x Fresh coriander (cilantro)
1 ea Green onion, thinly sliced
* Cut crosswise in 1/4 inch-thick slices. ** Cut in half crosswise. ***
Cut in 3/4-inch cubes.
Steam zucchini and crookneck squash over boiling water until
crisp-tender (about 3 minutes). Plunge into ice water to cool; drain well.
In a large bowl, combine lemon juice, oil, salt pepper, and cumin. Add
drained squash and stir lightly; chill for 30 minutes. Add onion, chilies,
olives, and cheese. Peel and pit avocado; cut into small cubes. Add to
salad and mix lightly.
To serve, arrange lettuce leaves on 4 salad plates. Mound equal
portions of salad on each plate. Garnish each salad with a sprig of
coriander. Per Serving: 5 grams protein, 10 grams carbohydrate, 24
milligrams cholesterol, 335 calories.
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