A vegetarian version of a classic Italian starter dish.
1 cup marinated mushrooms, sliced in half (I used Trader Joes Brand)
1 cup marinated artichokes, chopped (I used Trader Joes Brand)
1 cup grilled red peppers (I did mine on the barbeque or you can buy some in the jar, like Trader Joes brand)
½ cup sliced black olives
1 cup cubed light mozzarella cheese (I cut up 4 light string cheese sticks)
½ cup chopped fresh basil 4 cups chopped lettuce (I used a romaine, butter, spinach mix)
light vinaigrette dressing of your choice ( I used Trader Joes fat free)
Toss all of the above in a large bowl, add dressing to taste and serve. Chill in the fridge with the dressing on the side if not serving immediately.
NOTE: to cut calories, try to find the veggies marinated in vinegar (Trader Joes has them all) or if you get the ones packed in oil, simply rinse them before using .
Makes 8 servings
Serving size 1/8th of recipe (about a cup) NOT including dressing Calories 80 Protein 5 g Carb 9 g Fiber 3 g Sugars 2 g Fat 3.5 g Saturated fat 1 g Sodium 480