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Feta & Asparagus Salad

One bunch of steamed or grilled asparagus (Important not to over-cook)
1/2 cup regular or fat-free feta cheese, crumbled
Balsamic salad spritzers (or straight balsamic vinegar)

Cut steamed asparagus into 1-2 inch pieces. Toss with feta. Spritz on 10 sprays of balsamic salad spritzer. The flavors come together perfectly. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Refreshing Black Eye Peas Salad

Happy New Year!! I hope 2009 brings you all health, happiness and prosperity!
In the New Year's tradition of eating black eye peas for luck in the coming year, it can be difficult for many of us to just eat them by the spoonful. Here is a light and tasty way to enjoy black eye peas!This is an easy salad to serve with grilled chicken or steak for supper or on a bed of greens for a satisfying lunch or side. Substitute white beans or chickpeas for the black-eyed peas if you prefer (making it a great year-round recipe!) Makes 6 servings, about 1 cup each 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2 tablespoons lemon juice2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried Freshly ground pepper to taste4 cups peeled and diced cucumbers 1 14-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed2/3 cup diced red bell pepper1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese1/4 cup slivered red onion2 tablespoons chopped black olives
Whisk oil, lemon juice, oregano and pepper in a large bowl until combined. Add cucumber, black-eyed peas,…