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Heart Healthy Citrus Salad

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Heart Healthy Citrus Salad
courtesy of Chef Jesse Vega

3 C Romaine Lettuce chopped                                     
2 C
Spinach Leaves stems removed                         
½ C Sweet Onions thinly sliced                               
1 Pint
Strawberries quartered                                          
1 tsp
Jesse Vega's All Purpose Spice Blend*  (recipe below)                                 
¼ C B
balsamic Vinegar*                                                    
Fresh Lemon Juice*                                          
1 TBL Olive Oil                                                                   

Wash salad greens and chop put in salad spinner or colander and drain well.
Put salad greens in a large bowl and season with spice blend and toss well.
Now add all remaining ingredients and mix and toss to evenly distribute the fruits and liquids. Portion on in a chilled bowl or arrange on a chilled dinner plate and serve. Excellent when served with grilled or poached skinless chicken breast.

*Use the ingredients liberally. Citrus juices and vinegars are always interchangeable.


1 TBL Ground Black Pepper                                            
½ tsp Ground White Pepper                                           
2 TBL Granulated Garlic Powder                                    
1 TBL Granulated Onion Powder                                    
1 TBL Dried Parsley Flakes                                              
1 TBL Dried Chervil Leaves                                              
1 TBL Dried Chives                                                             

                                    Chef Jesse Vega's All Purpose Salt Free Spice

Put all ingredients together in a mixing bowl and blend well. Store spice mixture in an air tight container or glass jar until ready to use.

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