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Baby Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Yield 2 servings (serving size: 2 cups salad and 3 croutons)

Ingredients

  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 6 (1/2-inch-thick) slices French bread baguette
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups gourmet salad greens

Nutrition Information

  • calories 163
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 5.5 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • monofat 3.6 g
  • polyfat 0.9 g
  • protein 6.4 g
  • carbohydrate 22.4 g
  • fiber 4.6 g
  • cholesterol 1 mg
  • iron 3.4 mg
  • sodium 330 mg
  • calcium 98 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Rub garlic on one side of each bread slice, and place bread on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 4 minutes on each side or until golden.

  3. Combine the vinegar and next 5 ingredients (vinegar through salt) in a jar. Cover jar tightly, and shake vigorously. Combine vinaigrette and greens, and toss well. Serve salad with garlic croutons.