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Peter Rabbit Salad with Thousand Island Dressing

Here’s a way to inspire the kids at the table eat every last bite of salad: tell them the ingredients for this one are what Peter Rabbit took from Mr. McGregor’s garden, then encourage them to use their fingers to dip the veggies in a homemade Thousand Island dressing.

Ingredients: 

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Dressing

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1 cup lite silken tofu
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2 Tbs. lemon juice
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2 Tbs. finely chopped red onion
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2 Tbs. white vinegar
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2 ¼ tsp. Dijon mustard
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1 ½ tsp. grated Meyer lemon zest or grated lemon zest
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¾ tsp. salt
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½ tsp. tamarind paste, optional
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½ tsp. sriracha hot sauce, optional

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Salad

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4 English cucumbers, roughly peeled
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8 cups baby lettuce leaves or mesclun greens
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16 steamed green beans
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16 baby carrots
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16 French breakfast radishes

Instructions: 

1. To make Dressing: Place tofu in bowl of food processor, and purée 2 minutes, or until smooth. Transfer to bowl, and stir in remaining ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

2. To make Salad: Peel each cucumber into wide strips with vegetable peeler until you reach seed core, turning cucumber between each stroke of peeler to keep strips same width. Discard core. Wrap 3 or 4 strips together to make 3-inch-diameter rings. Set rings on serving plates, and fill with lettuce leaves and green beans as if filling a vase.

3. Divide Dressing into 8 small bowls or ramekins, and place next to Salads on plates. Arrange carrots and radishes around edges of plates.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
42
Protein: 
3 g
Total Fat: 
<1 g
Saturated Fat: 
<1 g
Carbohydrates: 
7 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
294 mg
Fiber: 
2 g
Sugar: 
3 g
Yield: 
Serves 8