Field Salad with Snow Peas, Grapes, and Feta

As most of you all know, I love Feta cheese!  I don’t know a single recipe with Feta that I don’t like.  Here is a recipe for a Field Salad with snow peas, grapes, and feta.  It comes from Cooking Light:  Cooking Through the Seasons cookbook, and is very healthy, as the cookbook name suggests.

My mom and I decided to make this salad for our Sunday afternoon meal of steak, baked potatoes, and fruit.  This Field Salad was colorful, flavorful, and the dressing was delicious with just a touch of orange juice.  The snow peas add that “crunch” you need in a salad, but if you are not a big fan of those vegetables, I would recommend substituting a red onion for that tart and crunchy taste to contrast with the sweet, juicy grape halves.  I think you could even add a handful of toasted pecans.  Yum yum!

We all loved this salad, and vowed to make it very soon again.  Enjoy!

Field Salad with Snow Peas, Grapes, and Feta
5 Tbsp white wine vinegar
5 Tbsp fresh orange juice
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
8 cups gourmet salad greens
2 cups snow peas, trimmed and cut lengthwise into thin strips
2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
1/2 cup (2 ounces)  crumbled feta cheese
1.  Combine first 6 ingredients in small bowl; stir well with a whisk.  Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl.  Drizzle dressing over salad; toss well.
Yield:  6 servings
Cooking Light: Cooking Through the Seasons
Calories: 151
Fat:  7.9g
Protein:  4.3g
Carbohydrate:  18.6g
Fiber:  3g
Cholesterol:  11mg
Iron:  2mg
Sodium:  354mg
Calcium:  123mg

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