Kiwi Herb Salad with Pistachios and Orange Dressing


3 cups assorted herbs and salad greens (see Note)
2 medium fresh kiwis peeled and sliced (see Note)
½ medium yellow bell pepper, sliced
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
½ teaspoon orange zest
Pinch of sea salt, optional
3 tablespoons roughly chopped raw pistachios


1. In a salad bowl, lightly toss together herbs and greens, kiwis, and bell pepper.

2. In a small dish, make the dressing by whisking together the orange juice, olive oil, black pepper, orange zest, and sea salt, if desired.

3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss together. Sprinkle with the pistachios.

Note: You may use pre-trimmed, prewashed herbs and salad greens in a bag, and/or substitute fresh strawberries for the kiwis.

Yield: 4 Servings
Nutrition Breakdown: Calories 94, Fat 5g (1g saturated fat), Sodium 58mg, Carbohydrate 10g, Fiber 3g, Protein 3g.
Percent Daily Value: 43% Vitamin A, 152% Vitamin C.
Carbohydrate Choice: 1 Carbohydrate
Diabetes Exchange: ½ Fruit, 1 Vegetable, 1 Fat

Recipe used with permission: from Sharon Palmer’s book Plant Powered For Life: Eat Your way to Lasting Health with 52 simple steps and 125 Delicious Recipes. For more information go to