Fresh Root Vegetable, Raisin Rice Salad

Root vegetables and raisins are low-fat, high-fiber stars on the food pyramid, and there’s plenty of vitamin A and vitamin E cheering them on in this easy, nutrition-packed salad.


  • 1 cup peeled, shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup peeled, shredded parsnips
  • 1/2 cup peeled, shredded turnips
  • 3 green onions, trimmed and finely sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
  • 3/4 cup light or low-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons toasted and salted sunflower seeds
  • Fresh baby spinach
  • Directions:

    MIX carrots, parsnips, turnips, green onions, rice and raisins in a large bowl.
    MIX in mayonnaise, yogurt and lemon juice together and fold into vegetable mixture.
    SEASON with salt and pepper.
    SPRINKLE with nuts and serve on a bed of fresh baby spinach.

    Nutrients per Serving: Calories 300; Protein 4.2g; Fat 12.5g (Sat. Fat 2.3g); Carbohydrate 43g; Dietary Fiber 4.5g; Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 303mg

    Daily Values: Vitamin C 15%