The Perfect Wintry Salad with Clementines

These baby greens with clementines, olives and goat cheese dressing make the perfect wintry salad.

BABY GREENS SALAD WITH CLEMENTINES, OLIVES AND GOAT CHEESE DRESING
8 (11/2-cup) servings

Clementines are the perfect salad citrus because they’re easy to peel and separate into neat little segments. If you can’t find clementines, you can substitute other tangerines as well.

2 oz. soft goat cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
2 1/2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 cups slightly packed baby spinach
3 cups slightly packed baby romaine lettuce
4 clementines, separated into segments
1 cup Homemade Garlic Croutons (recipe below)
1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced


  1. Place cheese and yogurt in small bowl; slowly whisk in water. Stir in vinegar, honey, salt and pepper.
  2. Combine spinach and lettuce in large bowl; divide among plates. Top with clementine segments, croutons and olives; drizzle with dressing.

PER SERVING: 85 calories, 4.5 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 3 g protein, 9.5 g carbohydrate, 5 mg cholesterol, 205 mg sodium, 1.5 g fiber

Homemade Garlic Croutons

1 large garlic clove, quartered, lightly crushed
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups loosely packed cubed white bread
1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Cook garlic in oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat 31/2 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Remove garlic.
  2. Cook bread cubes in oil 6 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Sprinkle with salt. Drain on paper towels; cool completely.

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