Sweet Veggie Onion Salad with Margarita Dressing

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 35 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 45 min.
The secret to a great salad is in the salad dressing—this dressing is sweet, tangy, and best of all—simple.


  • 2 small red onions, cut into wedges
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup julienned and pared jicama
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen edamame, shelled
  • 1 red or yellow bell pepper, seeded and julienned
  • 2 quarts mixed greens
  • 1/2 bunch fresh chives
  • Margarita Dressing1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbs lime juice
  • 2 tsp honey mustard
  • 2 tsp sugar


  • To make Margarita Dressing: Combine olive oil, lime juice, honey mustard, and sugar; set aside.
  • Sauté onions in oil gently over medium heat for 6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Combine onions, corn, jicama, edamame, and bell pepper in bowl. Pour Margarita Dressing over and toss lightly.
  • Chill until ready to serve. Portion over greens in salad bowl or on individual plates; top with whole chives.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 261
  Calories from Fat 157 (60%)
(28%)Total Fat 18g
(12%)Saturated Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(1%)Sodium 27mg
(15%)Potassium 531mg
Total Carbohydrate 21g
(22%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(16%)Protein 8g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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