Mesclun with Grilled Onion, Apple, and Gruyère Cheese

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups salad and 2 onion slices)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 86
Caloriesfromfat 41 %
Fat 3.9 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 1.6 g
Polyfat 0.4 g
Protein 3.9 g
Carbohydrate 9.8 g
Fiber 2.8 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 1.1 mg
Sodium 178 mg
Calcium 110 mg

Ingredients

Cooking spray
8 (1/4-inch-thick) slices onion
1 teaspoon sugar, divided
6 cups gourmet salad greens
1 cup sliced Fuji or Gala apple
1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated Gruyère cheese
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Preparation

Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Carefully arrange 4 onion slices in skillet, and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon sugar; sauté 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Wipe skillet; repeat procedure with remaining onion slices and 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

Combine salad greens, apple, and cheese. Combine water, vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper; pour vinegar mixture over salad green mixture, tossing to coat. Divide salad evenly among 4 plates; top each serving with onion slices.

Note:

Jean Kressy,

March 1999