Summer Basil Salad

Course : Salads
Serves: 6
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1/2 cup sweet rice vinegar
3 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons salt -- (optional)
2 cloves minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped green -- yellow or red sweet peppers
1/2 cup green beans or asparagus lightly steamed and cooled
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped zuchini
3/4 cup golden raisins -- do not substitute
1/2 cup or more finely chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Preparation / Directions:

Carbs:Use any of the following, depending on how "McDougall-correct" (I've been learning a lot from you Barbara Z!) you want to be. 16 ounces dry fusilli (or any pasta, whole wheat is fine) boiled 1 cup dry brown rice, cooked (don't know how much it makes cooked) combined with: 1 cup dry couscous (soak for 20 minutes in 1 1/3 cups boiling water) - -or, combine with any other grains such as quinoa, barley, or whatever you like ~I think this would also be delicious and nutritious if beans (white, garbanzos, black) were added to the pasta or grains-use your imagination and let me know how it g


Nutritional Information:

92 Calories (kcal); 1g Total Fat; (12% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 21g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 564mg Sodium

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