Curried Salad with Egg & Cashews

3.5 (15)
Curried Salad with Egg & Cashews

Here we toss fresh salad greens with a light and creamy dressing, then top with chopped hard-boiled egg, crunchy bell pepper, dried cranberries and toasted cashews for a satisfying vegetarian salad. Try this salad for a take-along lunch. To keep the salad greens from getting soggy, pack the greens, salad toppings and dressing in separate containers and toss them together just before eating.

Yield: 1 serving
Active Time: 15
Total Time: 15

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup diced or sliced red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 hard-boiled egg (see Tips), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons toasted cashews (see Tips)

Preparation

  1. Place yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, water, honey, curry powder, salt and pepper in a bowl or a blender; whisk or blend until smooth.
  2. Place greens in an individual salad bowl; toss with 2 tablespoons of the dressing. (Refrigerate the remaining dressing.) Top the greens with bell pepper, cranberries, egg and cashews.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate leftover dressing for up to 5 days.
  • Tips: To hard-boil eggs, place eggs in a single layer in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and cook at the barest simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, pour out hot water and cover the eggs with ice-cold water. Let stand until cool enough to handle before peeling.
  • To toast cashews: Spread nuts on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes.

Nutrition

Nutrition Per Serving

calories 368
fat 16 g (4 g sat, 7 g mono)
cholesterol 216 mg
carbohydrates 48 g
protein 13 g
fiber 7 g
sodium 410 mg
potassium 899 mg

Nutrition Bonus Vitamin C (208% daily value), Vitamin A (142% dv), Folate (66% dv), Magnesium & Potassium (26% dv), Iron (25% dv), Zinc (17% dv), Calcium (16% dv).

Carbohydrate Serving 3

Exchanges 2 vegetable, 1 carbohydrate (other), 1 medium fat meat, 2 fat

From EatingWell March/April 2011