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Snappy spring salad recipe

Are you eating your daily requirement of vegetables?

A healthy quantity for you is based on your age and gender. Women generally need about 2½ cups of vegetables daily, men about 3 cups, and children 2-3 cups.

And a good way to start is with a generous — and healthy — serving of a cup or more of this salad, good any time of year! 

You’ll find edamame — whole soy beans without the pod — in the frozen food section.

And while seedless hot house English cukes are the best in this salad, any sort will do.

Snappy Spring Salad 

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Edamame
  • Fresh sugar snap peas
  • Grape tomatoes
  • Cucumber, sliced

Mix together and add your choice of low-fat salad dressing.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (1 cup serving — half lettuce/half vegetables — without dressing): under 50 calories

About Linda Wenman

I am manager executive chef at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis, Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph and Ascension Via Christi Behavioral Health Center in Wichita, Kan. A native of England, I trained at Sainsbury Culinary School before moving to Wichita in 1981 and take pride is bringing restaurant style to hospital cuisine.