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Veggie Ricotta Bowl

Veggie Ricotta Bowl
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This Recipe:
Skill Level
Beginner
Serves
4
Start to Finish
26 minutes
Prep
20 minutes
Cook
6 minutes
Ingredients:

•   12 cups mache (also called lamb's lettuce; or use spinach or mixed spring greens)
•   ½ cup fresh basil leaves
•   ⅓ cup buttermilk
•   ⅓ cup reduced-fat sour cream
•   2 tablespoons rice vinegar
•   3 teaspoons garlic oil, divided
•   Salt and freshly ground black pepper
•   2 medium zucchini, trimmed and thinly sliced
•   1 large yellow pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
•   2 cups petite peas
•   1 cup skim ricotta cheese
•   ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted

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Directions:

1.   Place mache in a large bowl. Combine basil, buttermilk, sour cream, vinegar and 1 teaspoon of garlic oil in a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Pour half of dressing over mache; gently toss to mix.

2.   Heat remaining 2 teaspoons of garlic oil in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add zucchini and yellow pepper slices. Sauté for 6 minutes, or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Season with salt and pepper.

3.   Heat peas. Arrange a portion of mache in four shallow bowls. Spoon a portion of warm zucchini-pepper mixture on one side of greens and a portion of peas on other side. Place ¼ cup ricotta in center. Drizzle salads with remaining dressing; top with toasted almonds.

Nutritional information per serving (3 cups salad and 1/4 cup ricotta): 279 calories, 36% fat (11 g), 36% carbohydrate (25 g), 28% protein (20 g), 9 mg fiber, 3 mg iron, 483 mg calcium, 182 mcg folate.

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