Baby Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette

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

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 163
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
  • Protein: 6.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 22.4g
  • Fiber: 4.6g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Iron: 3.4mg
  • Sodium: 330mg
  • Calcium: 98mg


  • 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


  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.
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