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Pretty Flower Pepper Salad



Pretty Flower Pepper Salad
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: No cooking required Source: Boisvenue
Food Groups: Fruits
Holiday: Thanksgiving, Christmas
Meal Type: Salads & Dressings
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Kids Can Help Make It , Make Ahead , Vegetarian

Refreshing, crisp, healthy and pretty. This multi-colored pepper salad is pleasing to the eye and palette.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive Oil
3/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
1 green bell Pepper
1 orange or red bell Pepper
1 yellow bell Pepper
1 Carrot
12 grape or cherry Tomatoes
1/4 cup whole wheat Croutons
6 ounces Mozzarella cheese
Parsley for garnish

Preparation:

Slice peppers and mozzarella cheese into long julienne strips. Place peppers in a large bowl or ziplock bag and add olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Stir or shake to coat; can marinate overnight or at least 15 minutes.Take 4 cherry or grape tomatoes and place in center of each shallow bowl (this will be the "Center" of the flower). After peppers are marinated, place equal amounts into the bowls (reserve balsamic marinade) alternating colored slices around edge of bowl to create a "Flower" effect. Place cheese slices among the "flower petal" peppers. After peppers and cheese are arranged, pour equal amounts of balsamic marinade into each bowl. Shred carrot over each bowl for a confetti effect. Place equal amounts of croutons into each bowl. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Keep chilled until ready to serve. Serves 4.


Nutrient Information
Calories: 226
Total Fat: 10.9 g
Saturated Fat: 4.9 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 258 mg
Carbohydrates: 19.6 g
Protein: 12.3 g
Fiber: 2.7 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 293 mg
Iron:

Cook's Notes:

I like to serve this around the holidays with green and red peppers only for a festive look.