Jan 28, 2015 10:00 AM

Author: Cancer Learning Center

Brighten up your winter with this fresh salad. Healthy eating is an important part of maintaining a healthy weight and reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, eating healthy may increase your responsiveness to treatment, reduce complications, and improve your quality of life.

Serves 4

  • 1 head butter or red leaf lettuce, washed, dried, and torn into pieces
  • 2 oranges, peeled and sliced crosswise
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut into chunks
  • 1 fennel bulb, tops removed, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c. chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1/4 c. Orange Vinaigrette (recipe below)

Toast walnuts in a small, dry frying pan until lightly colored. In a salad bowl, place lettuce, sliced oranges, avocado chunks, and fennel slices. Toss with orange vinaigrette. Sprinkle the walnuts over the top.

Orange Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped shallots or chives
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh-squeezed orange
  • 1/4 c. rice vinegar
  • 2/3 c. sunflower or canola oil

Place salt, pepper, mustard, and shallots (or chives) in a jar with the orange juice, rice vinegar, and oil. Shake vigorously to mix well.

Recipe developed by Susan Massey for the Linda B. and Robert B. Wiggins Wellness and Integrative Health Center

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