By Mayo Clinic Staff

Dietitian’s tip:

Sunflower seeds can be substituted for sesame seeds in this recipe.

Number of servings

Serves 4

  1. Low Sodium
  2. Low Fat

Ingredients

  1. 1/4 cup sugar
  2. 2/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  3. 2 tablespoons water
  4. 1 cup canned no-sugar added pineapple chunks
  5. 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  6. 1 carrot, peeled and cut into thin strips
  7. 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion
  8. 4 cups torn salad greens
  9. 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

In a heavy saucepan, bring the sugar, vinegar and water to a boil. Stir constantly until reduced to about 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and place in the refrigerator until cool. Add the pineapple, cucumber, carrot and red onion to the mixture. Toss well.

To serve, divide the salad greens among individual plates. Top with the pineapple mixture and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Serving size: About 1 1/2 cups

  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Calories 129
  • Sodium 102 mg
  • Total fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 28 g
  • Saturated fat Trace
  • Dietary fiber 2 g
  • Trans fat 0 g
  • Added sugars 13 g
  • Monounsaturated fat Trace
  • Protein 2 g
  • Total sugars 20 g