Baby Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette



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

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional 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


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


Preheat oven to 400°.

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.

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.


Karen Levin,

Cooking Light

January 1999
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