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Mesclun with Grilled Onion, Apple, and Gruyère Cheese

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

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.