Shredded Rainbow Salad

Shredded Rainbow Salad
By
Staff Writer
Kelly Jones

There are simple, easy ways to spice up your salad, and they don’t involve high caloric additives or heavy dressings. To switch up your salad routine, think of your salad as layers, and work to improve each layer so that you don’t overdo the whole thing. Whether it’s starting with the base by choosing something different than regular old iceberg lettuce, or choosing a variety of colorful vegetables for your second, by thinking about a salad in layers, it’s easy to make it fun and impressive. 

Ready in
5 m
2
Servings
161
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups shredded greens, any variety of lettuce, or spinach
  • 1/4 Cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/4 Cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 Cup shredded broccoli stem
  • 1/4 Cup chopped pineapple, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped macadamia nuts

Directions

In a large bowl, add the greens, cabbage, carrots, and broccoli and toss well. Next add the pineapple and toss once more. In a separate bowl, add the oil. Slowly whisk in the lime juice into the olive oil until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss the salad with the dressing, then add the macadamia nuts and toss once more before serving. 

Salad Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Salad Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Salad Wine Pairing

Salads with vinegar-based dressings don't go well with wine. Albariño, torrontés, or riesling with seafood or poultry salads in mayonnaise- or cream-based dressings; pinot gris/grigio, sauvignon blanc, sémillion, or grüner veltliner with salads with lemon juice-based dressings.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
21%
Sugar
5g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Protein
2g
5%
Carbs
12g
4%
Vitamin A
228µg
25%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
8.3%
Vitamin C
38mg
63%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
78µg
98%
Calcium
57mg
6%
Fiber
4g
14%
Folate (food)
59µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
59µg
15%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
29mg
7%
Monounsaturated
10g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
4.2%
Phosphorus
58mg
8%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
331mg
9%
Sodium
372mg
16%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.1%
Zinc
0.4mg
2.6%